Knowing (2009) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Mystery
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Ted Maynard, Liam Hemsworth, Marc Lawrence, Joanna Theobalds, Gilbert Soto, Steve Mouzakis, Johnny Serret, Maria Levskaia, Jose Element, Jim Knobeloch, Maria Volk, Aria Taylor, Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen, David Whiteley, Kate Doherty, Adrienne Pickering, Jo Buckley, Vincent Amorosi, Sally Anne Arnott, Alyssa McClelland, Stefano Mazzeo, Michael C. Gwynne, Markus Hamilton, Clement Tang, Travis Waite, Harli Ames, Chris McLean, Joel Bow
Director(s): Alex Proyas
Trailer: Knowing (2009)
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Knowing is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertainment, which will also distribute the film. Knowing was filmed in Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film's setting, Boston. The film is scheduled to be released in 2009.
A professor (Cage) finds that the contents of a time capsule at his son's elementary school makes predictions of the future that have come true. The predictions lead the teacher to believe the world is ending, and that he and his son are involved in the apocalypse.
Nicolas Cage as a professor
Rose Byrne as the daughter of the woman who buried the time capsule
Chandler Canterbury as the professor's son
Ben Mendelsohn as Phil Bergman
Adrienne Pickering as Allison
Knowing was originally written by novelist Ryne Pearson, and the project was set up at Columbia Pictures. Directors Rod Lurie and Richard Kelly were attached as directors, but the film eventually went into turnaround. The project was picked up by the production company Escape Artists, and the script was rewritten by Stiles White and Juliet Snowden. Director Alex Proyas was attached to direct the project in February 2005. Summit Entertainment took on the responsibility to fully finance and distribute the film. Proyas and Stuart Hazeldine rewrote the draft for production, which began on March 25, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. The film is set in Boston, and to represent the city, filmmakers used Australian locations such as Camberwell High School, Geelong Ring Road, Melbourne Museum, Mount Macedon, and Collins Street. Camberwell High School was converted into John Adams Elementary, set in Boston circa 1958. In addition to practical locations, filming also took place at Dockl via EarlimartRecords
Synopsis:In the fall of 1959, for a time capsule, students draw pictures of life as they imagine it will be in 50 years. Lucinda, an odd child who hears voices, swiftly writes a long string of numbers. In 2009, the capsule is opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda's "drawing" and his father John, an astrophysicist and grieving widower, takes a look. He discovers dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died. Three dates remain, all coming soon. He investigates, learns of Lucinda, and looks for her family. He fears for his son, who's started to hear voices and who is visited by a silent stranger who shows him a vision of fire and destruction. What's going on?