Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Knowing had a panel at Comic-Con last summer and I was interested because of the film's director Alex Proyas. Proyas directed Dark City, which I loved, but failed to make good on the promise of that film in his more mainstream work on I, Robot . But Dark City proved that Proyas has the ability to create a world that defies the laws of the one we know and live in. He also displayed a knack for creepy tension. Both of these things could serve him well in Knowing . Knowing involves a teacher (played by Nicolas Cage) who opens a fifty-year-old time capsule from his son's elementary school. Among the items is a document with some chilling predictions about natural and man made disasters and accidents. The trailer is courtesy of Summit Entertainment.