Must Watch: Trailer for Doug Liman's Jumper
I'm a sucker for great sci-fi, and Jumper, which nearly came out of nowhere, looks like it's going to kick some major ass. The film stars ex-Anakin Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson and Samuel L. Jackson and is directed by Doug Liman, of The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Set sometime in the future, the film is about a "race" of people who have the ability to teleport, called jumpers, and another ancient race who is out to kill them all. Sound interesting? It should, as this looks like it'll be one to watch out for next February!
Is it me, or does the action in the later half of this trailer seem like an odd combination of Minority Report and The Chronicles of Riddick?
Watch the trailer for Jumper:
Jumper is directed by Doug Liman (Go, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and is written by David S. Goyer. Jumper is originally based on a novel by Steven Gould of the same name. The film is currently set to hit theaters early next year on Valentine's Day, February 15th.
I am a big fan of Gould's novel and read the film's plot with alarm. "Race" of jumpers? Being hunted by another "ancient race"? Holy crap! Visions of Highlander 2 are dancing in my head and it ain't pretty. A great deal of the magic of the novel was that the protagonist was a youngster who was discovering what the limits of his unique power were and how the government sought him out for their own purposes. This movie is throwing that basic premise out. Color me depressed. 🙁
Wolfhound on Oct 10, 2007
Wolfhound - my feelings exactly. when I heard they were basically extracting the 'jumper' concept from the novel and nothing else, I realized that I was never going to see the book adapted to film. In my opinion, the same thing happened with Blade Runner / Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - they distilled out Deckard and the replicants, and left 75% of the book out.
Clay on Oct 10, 2007
My mom's friend is Gould's sister, which I just found out, which is pretty cool hehe. Having read the book, I don't think this movie will be like it at all? It's been a while, but I don't remember the Samuel L Jackson character? I thought he was running from the government.
Sam on Oct 10, 2007
well, for someone who never even heard of the novel, this movie looks astounding. sorry if the book fans are out of luck.
Kingaling on Oct 10, 2007
I agree....didnt read the book but the movie looks interesting. Sorry for those that read the book. I know how that is.
Heckle on Oct 10, 2007
Book lovers are frequently disappointed at book-to-movie translations, but that doesn't mean the movie will suck. I once heard a filmmaker describe the process: "At some point the story has to leave the pages of the book and take a life of its own in a film".
Mark on Oct 10, 2007
I love the books, but the movie still looks interesting and well done. I agree that they just took the concept of the Jumpers out of the book and must have left everything else. Though Gould is writing the history of the second Jumper kid in his new book Griffin's Story.
Funs on Oct 11, 2007
Holy sweet special effects. This movie looks phenomenal! Sci-fi premise, check. Some kick ass action scenes, check. A hot half clothed brunette chick, check. Sam Jack as a bad ass? CHECK.
Mark on Oct 11, 2007
WOW! This movie looks bad ass! There was an X-Files episode about a kid who could do something similar to this... like moving real fast.
PG on Oct 13, 2007
It's nice to see Lord Vader in another movie that actually looks good. May the force be with him. (Yes I am a starwars fanatic, but not gay like the ones who dress up at the theatre and such...)
Mr. Wood on Oct 15, 2007
If I may comment...having not read the book, I get to see the trailer as a brand new film...in this case it looks quite good...for me, a new idea altogether...but I do understand the dissapointment of seeing a book that you just loved going to the screen and most of the content being left out...so for what it is worth to the book fans, as a stand alone idea, it looks great...should go over big with all of us who have no idea what we are missing...good thing or bad????
Jordan on Nov 3, 2007
Yo 3. just so you know it is a combo of reflex and jumper
XXX on Feb 4, 2008
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