Must Watch: First Official Trailer for The Adjustment Bureau
by Alex Billington
May 12, 2010
After a lengthy delay, Universal has finally released a trailer for George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt over on Yahoo. This supernatural-ish romantic drama is based on another Philip K. Dick short story and you'll see how his ideas play into the plot in a big way. Although I was unsure if this would be any good, I think this looks fantastic, maybe just because I'm a sucker for these sci-fi PKD stories, especially when it looks typically modern with a twist (like this). This does look a bit like Alex Proyas' Dark City, at least inspired by it, but I still think it could be awesome. Check out the trailer below.
Watch the official trailer for George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau from YouTube:
You can also watch The Adjustment Bureau trailer in High Definition on Yahoo
An affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by "mysterious forces" keeping the lovers apart.
The Adjustment Bureau is directed by first-time director George Nolfi, who is best known as a screenwriter who wrote the screenplays for Timeline, Ocean's Twelve, The Sentinel, and The Bourne Ultimatum. Nolfi also wrote the script for this film, which is based on the Philip K. Dick short story "Adjustment Team" (you can read more about here). This was supposed to be released this July, but Universal has rescheduled The Adjustment Bureau to hit theaters on March 4th in spring. I am definitely still planning to see this. You?
This looks like what Vanilla Sky should've been. I can't wait to see this.
Daniel on May 12, 2010
vanilla sky is the copy of an amazing spanish movie called abre los ojos. hollywood didn't have the intelligence to come out with a good story like that
hongniu on Mar 12, 2011
I think it's crap, what is that sci-fi crap and that guy from "the box", he has the same role....
qweqwu on May 12, 2010
This trailer is much better than the actual film, unfortunately. the trailer doesn't show all of the terrible attempts at humor that simply fall flat.
Robert on May 12, 2010
looks interesting. not entirely original but interesting all the same.
Nick S. on May 12, 2010
I'm a big Phillip K. Dick fan, and this actually looks pretty good. I'll see it for sure but probably not in theaters.
Xerxex on May 12, 2010
The trailer was great! I'm excited for this one.
Ricardo on May 12, 2010
WOW! What a concept!
KB on May 12, 2010
WACK, weak, no chance in hell, y did they even bother, seriously?
DaftPUNKFAN on May 12, 2010
i LOVE the concept!..........can't wait to see it.
beavis on May 12, 2010
I know that music...anyone know the song in the trailer? This is going to kill me!!!
jeffrey on May 12, 2010
whats the name of the song in the trailer playing towards the end???
Trey M on May 12, 2010
i am pretty sure its from danny boyle's sunshine. kanada's death pt 2.
alejo on May 12, 2010
Not sure of the name but the song is the score from Sunshine
Derek on May 12, 2010
Nice! Anyone know the song used in the trailer?
Sean on May 12, 2010
adaggio in d minor by john murphy.
adaggio dude on May 12, 2010
Trey M on May 12, 2010
@ qweqwu : It's not the same guy from "The Box", and this actually looks interesting.
Deckter on May 12, 2010
reminds me of Dark City in a way
ocp on May 12, 2010
anything w/ that music will get me excited
harhar on May 12, 2010
Dark City + Truman Show
Dim_one on May 12, 2010
Looks great but the music has been used way too much in trailers.
Andreas Climent on May 12, 2010
wow, rhis llooks pomising.
Roderick on May 12, 2010
Um don't you mean the other way around? Phillip K. Dick has been dead for a longtime and Dark City, i believe was an "original" screenplay. Seems like the short story this was made from inspired Dark City.
Linkfx on May 12, 2010
Btw 1 if you liked Vanilla Sky check out the original film, Abre Los Ojos, it's way better
Linkfx on May 12, 2010
This looks really cool. Kinda like a mix of the box and the bourne movies. Really inventive
movie mike on May 12, 2010
i love the Sunshine soundtrack.
GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAA! on May 12, 2010
Looks a bit 'new world order'. Can you wear tin foil hats in theaters?
sleepykid on May 12, 2010
Good point Alex. I see what you're saying.
Linkfx on May 12, 2010
Meh...looks alright I guess. Storyline totally taken from any other ideas, most recent is Fringe.
tra la la la la di da on May 12, 2010
Tra la la, it definitely has the baldie guy from Fringe vibe, also the Dark City reference is there and I also seem to remember some film about aliens stealing peoples kids and wiping the parents memories for a laugh. I'll definitely be watching this, it ticks all the geek boxes.
Crapola on May 12, 2010
What's the name of the first song in the trailer (played before the song from "Sunshine")?
HG on May 12, 2010
1st song is a version of "Breath and Life" by Audio Machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjv5B2Pgv_Y&feature=related
Nope on Feb 2, 2011
was intrigued and still am. Definetley see similarities to Dark City but I kind of lost the serious vibe when Damon starts checking people in the library at 2:02 in trailer. MRC is a very sketchy studio, and I also see the same style as "The Box" which was also MRC.
zack on May 12, 2010
#1 Vanilla Sky was amazing This trailer just made me want to scream FREEDOM!!!!
DoomCanoe on May 12, 2010
Awesome trailer ,looks pretty cool.
peter on May 12, 2010
KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!!!!!!!! I LOVE Terrance Stamp! I might see it for him. BUT yes this is an episode of Fringe. They are even dressed the same as the characters... the Watchers except they have HAIR!! Strange coincidence. Maybe JJ Abrams is involved somehow indirectly?!
roke on May 12, 2010
People who keep saying they took the idea from Fringe, maybe JUST MAYBE the creators of Fringe took their idea from Philip K Dick, who wrote this short story long before fringe came out. hmmmm.
Amanda on May 13, 2010
Just change up a few things from Dark City and you have a new movie...not too sure where we draw the line of "being inspired" and creating a "remake"...looks good though. haha
chilin on May 13, 2010
Eff! I wasn't interested until the Sunshine theme by John Murphy was played. That score makes every movie seem amazing. Curse you, trailer people!
SuicidalOptimist on May 13, 2010
That looks insanely good. I got chills.
Rick on May 13, 2010
I love Philip K. Dick, and the short story this film is based on is really a great one. Looking at the trailer I'm afraid they won't do it justice.
Johnny Boy on May 13, 2010
anyone else watch fringe????? ummm...........
ross on May 13, 2010
lol @ SuicidalOptimist. So true.. I'll wait for the rotten tomatoes consensus, this could go either way. I do love those actors though. Hmm...
Traveler on May 13, 2010
This is a really cool concept, it looks well done. Hopefully the film measures up to the trailer.
Guy on May 13, 2010
Now this looks sweet. If it's half as nice as the trailer, I'll enjoy it....................................then again, the trailer for X-Men 3 was sweet also. The movie: not so much.
jjboldt on May 13, 2010
This is a proper love movie. Not a chick flick... a love movie. A proper one!
LW on May 13, 2010
The knowledge of Phillip K. Dick on this board is starting to worry me, P.K.D Wrote this short long before Fringe was even an idea in someone's head. Read some of his novels, like Flow My Tears The Policeman Said, Ubik, and A Scanner Darkly. Get educated!
Xerxex on May 13, 2010
I think this looks interesting....i like the casting and at least it seems to be something with a little more originality than your average sci/fi thriller.
vegasdanny on May 14, 2010
I feel that this trailer revealed FAR TOO MUCH, but it's definitely got me hooked. Nice to see Matt Damon in another love-thriller or what'ever you call it.
Ells on May 14, 2010
I've never read anything by PKD, but I've seen the movies they've made based on his books and they've all had phenominal storylines. (which says something when you consider most books are better than the movies). The whole concept of a love story wrapped in the theology/philosophy of free will and predestination sounds fantastic to me. Excited for this one even if it gets bad reviews. Story idea is worth the gamble.
ImaginaryVisionary on May 14, 2010
All these posts, and not one word concerning the hotness that is Miss Emily Blunt...I mean, geekness is geekness, but come on!!! This looks good, looking forward to it.
kitano0 on May 15, 2010
Song is surface of the sun by john murphy
Nick on May 16, 2010
Yeah I totally thought dark city when I saw the preview that movie was wickedly good though ,so I'm hoping that the adjustment bureau can gather it's own speed and hopefully capture my imagination .. The worst thing would be comparing the two ... Let's hope it stands well enough on its own..... 😉
Kymkevindd on Feb 10, 2011
The song is also played in the movie Kick Ass... awesome scent too!
Sean on Mar 2, 2011
Sean on Mar 2, 2011
Does anyone know the name of the song that is playing in the beginning of the trailer with violins?
Carrie on Mar 11, 2011
hi. i agree with kitanoO. no one is mentioning Emily Blunt and how spectacularly hot she is. That is the only reason I went to this movie. I am biased of course but when i saw the trailer of her LEGS i about had my eyes pop out. her legs in those panty hose turned me on. sorry to bring perv into it but it is true. thats why i keep watching the trailer. 🙂
Iloveemily on May 1, 2011
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