‘Predestination’ Trailer: A Perfect Combination of ‘Looper’ and ‘Minority Report’

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Ethan Hawke has been experiencing a second wind in his acting career over the last few years, and I think that is due in part to his confidence in tackling whatever role appeals to him. While some actors get labeled as ‘action stars’ or ‘romantic leads,’ Hawke occupies rarified air in Hollywood that makes it possible for him to be anyone he chooses to become. Need proof? He’s following up Boyhood with a time traveling crime story. Case = made.

Today, the first trailer for Predestination made its way online. It’s similar to what I imagine might happen if we had the ability to throw Looper and Minority Report into a blender for the purposes of creating a new film. Hawke stars as a temporal agent who is tasked with preventing crime throughout time before it happens. His character also uses this unique position in life to ensure his own legacy lasts forever, but eventually discovers his match when he meets a criminal who is able to escape him again and again. You can view the trailer below:

A lot of this feels familiar, I know, but I also think it looks pretty damn cool. Hawke is once again in a position to make or break a film that could very easily have never gotten made without his involvement, and I have to believe he found something in the script worth bringing to life. What do you think? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

Predestination is set for release August 28 in Australia, but currently does not have a US release date. We’ll bring you more information as soon as new details become available.

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  • Jays_Law

    Wait a minute… it’s based on THAT Robert A. Heinlein short story? Yea, this isn’t just a Looper and Minority Report hybrid. It’s going to be something beyond those(I won’t give spoilers). Ethan Hawke surely did pick some good material.