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The Adjustment Bureau – First look at Damon and Blunt in Philip K Dick film

Posted by LiveFor on April 11, 2010

Been a while since I have heard anything about the adaption of Philip K Dick’s shot story, The Adjustment Team. Now we have a pic of Matt Damon and Emily Blunt looking at stuff.

Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)–a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.

David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself–the men of The Adjustment Bureau–who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path…or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.

The Adjustment Bureau is written for the screen and directed by George Nolfi (writer of Ocean’s Twelve, co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum). It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (”Total Recall,” “Minority Report” and “Blade Runner”).

Not read the short story, but Dick is always good (oh behave!).

The film is directed by George Nolfi. It also stars Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly and Terence Stamp.

Due out on 30th July 2010.

Source: Collider

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The Stoning of Soraya M. – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on June 22, 2009

Stranded in a remote Iranian village, a French journalist (James Caviezel) is approached by Zahra (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a woman who has a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya (Mozhan Marnò), and the bloody circumstances of her death the day before…

As the journalist turns on his tape recorder, Zahra takes us back to the beginning of her story which involves Soraya’s husband, the local phony mullah, and a town all too easily led down a path of deceit, coercion, and hysteria. The women, stripped of all rights and without recourse, nobly confront the overwhelming desires of corrupt men who use and abuse their authority to condemn Soraya, an innocent but inconvenient wife, to an unjust and torturous death.

A shocking and true drama, it exposes the dark power of mob rule, uncivil law, and the utter lack of human rights for women. The last and only hope for some measure of justice lies in the hands of the journalist who must escape with the story — and his life — so the world will know.

Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh.

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