Must Watch: First Trailer for Spectacular Sundance Sci-Fi 'I Origins'

April 10, 2014
Source: Apple

I Origins

"I'd like to tell you the story of the eyes that changed this world." After making a splash with the indie sci-fi Another Earth at Sundance in 2011, director Mike Cahill returned to the independent film festival with the penetrating sci-fi drama I Origins. Now the first trailer for the compelling film starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey has arrived. This film is an absolute sensation (read Alex's Sundance review right here), and serves as an interesting, provoking bridge between the ever-strong debate between faith and science. This is one you'll want to seek out this summer for sure. Watch the trailer now!

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Mike Cahill's I Origins, originally from Apple:

I Origins is written and directed by Mike Cahill (Another Earth). Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a PhD student studying molecular biology with a specialty in eye evolution has an intense, but fleeting, encounter with a mysterious, masked model (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who escapes into the night. With only a picture of her stunning and iconic eyes, he tracks her down, and they fall in love. Their fundamentally different beliefs about life only serve to intensify their connection, and they vow to spend forever together. Years later, Ian and his lab partner, Karen (Brit Marling), make a stunning discovery with profound existential implications. The film premiered at Sundance 2014 and Fox Searchlight Pictures releases it in limited theaters July 18th.

I Origins Poster

Full poster via IMPAwards. In Alex's review: "It's a film that makes you think, makes you consider your own beliefs, even if just for a second. Because when that moment comes, if you feel chills, it has done its job…"

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OMG this gave me "Contact" vibes! "Contact" was and still is criminally underrated by the way.

Tey on Apr 10, 2014


If you have never read the Book version of Contact then do so ASAP, it is even better than the movie.

Anonymous Person on Apr 10, 2014


Right, going to go buy it right now and read it! (and btw this film looks really good too!)

W. on Apr 10, 2014


Ooh, now I want to watch Contact again! It's been a while. This film looks great too.

David Diaz on Apr 10, 2014


I don't know how it is possible but this just became my most anticipated of 2014.

Tey on Apr 10, 2014


wow! thats sad, theres so many other great films out there than another movie poorly done about reincarnation ....

shane willett on Apr 11, 2014


This looks fantastic!

Nathan Williams on Apr 10, 2014


This actually looks great. Sadly they just showed the whole movie though.

Jon Odishaw on Apr 10, 2014


oh my god (hehe) this looks beautiful! Unfortunately the trailer did show quite a lot but i'm quite faithful ( haha there I go again) that this film will still impress the hell out of me!

Zade_92 on Apr 10, 2014


Total date movie. Looks great.

Fugitiveant on Apr 10, 2014


If only Brit Marling would just be a writer... She almost ruins movies she's in, but the stuff she writes is pretty cool.

ff on Apr 10, 2014


Ethan please stop posting "must watch" if ur the only one getting a woody for it.

redskulllives on Apr 10, 2014


Could be something, could be nothing. I like Michael Pitt, though, and while the "11"s thing was too "23" (one with Jim Carrey) for me, the main thing with the eyes is a bit intriguing. Going to wait for reviews on that one.

Terry Craig on Apr 10, 2014


Hollywood loves the stereotype of the Angry atheist who undergoes "spiritual" transformation.

Enda Rochford on Apr 11, 2014


plus it ends with him finding his love, a lil kid...hahah stupid!

shane willett on Apr 11, 2014


Same Eyeballs ... der.. Lame, they should have waited until the new Cosmos' came out it explains why are eyes are the way we are, plus you can clone, that proves that the soul isn't in the, what about blind people, guess they have no soul... Heartless i tell you, heartless... blind people have souls!

shane willett on Apr 11, 2014

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