In Time, previously titled Now and I’m.mortal, is a science fiction thriller film starring Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer and Vincent Kartheiser. The film is written and directed by Andrew Niccol and scheduled for an October 28, 2011 release.
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.
On August 9, 2010, Cillian Murphy was confirmed to have joined the cast. On July 27, 2010, it was confirmed that Justin Timberlake had been offered a lead role. On July 12, 2010, it was reported that Amanda Seyfried had been offered a lead role.
The first photos from the set were revealed on October 28, 2010. 20th Century Fox and New Regency will distribute the film, and Marc Abraham and Eric Newman’s Strike Entertainment will produce it.
In an interview with Kristopher Tapley of InContention.com Roger Deakins stated that he would be shooting the film in digital, which makes this the first film to be shot in digital by the veteran cinematographer.