- Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Galecki, Matthew Bomer, Elena Satine, Vincent Kartheiser, Yaya DaCosta, Bella Heathcote, Toby Hemingway, Ethan Peck, Emma Fitzpatrick, Melissa Ordway, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Rachel Roberts, Christoph Sanders, Trever O'Brien, Collins Pennie, DeVaughn Nixon, Ray Santiago, Adam Jamal Craig, Lorcan O'Toole, Natalina Maggio, Sterling Sulieman, Mary Elise Hayden, Brendan Miller, Laura Ashley Samuels, William Peltz, Cathy Baron, Christiann Castellanos, Shyloh Oostwald, Abhi Sinha, Brandon DeShazer
- Director: Andrew Niccol
- Writer: Andrew Niccol
- Producers: Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Andrew Niccol
- Co Producer: Debra James
- Executive Producers: Andrew Z. Davis, Amy Israel, Kristel Laiblin
- Art Direction: Priscilla Elliott
- Casting: Denise Chamian
- Costume Design: Colleen Atwood
- D.O.P.: Roger Deakins
- Editor: Zach Staenberg
- Makeup: Michelle Vittone
- Music: Craig Armstrong
- Production Design: Alex McDowell
- Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
- MPAA Warning: Violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and brief strong language
- Production Budget: $24 million
- Production Companies: New Regency Pictures, Strike Entertainment
- Production Schedule: 25 October 2010 - February 2011
2011 Guide Analysis: "After penning "The Truman Show" and delivering an astonishing first effort with the high-concept sci-fi parable "Gattaca" in 1997, New Zealand-born Andrew Niccol hasn't done as well with his interesting but flawed follow-up efforts "S1m0ne" and "Lord of War". Six years after that Nic Cage feature, Niccol returns to near future territory with this project (originally titled "I'm.mortal") that avoids the genetic discrimination issues he already covered in "Gattaca", and doesn't lift too much from "Logan's Run" like so many other sci-fi films that explore ageing seem to.
Here the near future is a time when the ageing gene switches off at age 25. To avoid over population, you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year unless you can afford extensions. As a result, time becomes the ultimate currency with the rich essentially young and immortal while the poor and middle class work hard, borrow or steal time to keep on living. Set against this is a young man (Timberlake) who inherits a fortune in time, is wrongly accused of murder, and is forced to go on the run with a hostage (Seyfried).
The chase thriller aspect sounds conventional admittedly, what's interesting here is exploring the issue of time as a currency. How that works on the day to day, how factors of youth and beauty work in a culture where no-one grows old, etc. In terms of casting, there understandably isn't much in the way of quality veteran actors. Yet there are some strong young talents with the interesting twist being that quite a few of them are playing parents of other characters despite all the actors being around the same age. Along with the five mentioned above in the cast list there's also Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki, Vincent Kartheiser, Rachel Roberts and Toby Hemingway."