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12.04.2008by: Mike Catalano

I'm not saying that's it's been a while since Nic Cage has delivered us something truly kick ass... uh... ah shit, I guess that is exactly what I'm saying. But after poop like GHOST RIDER, THE WICKER MAN, and BANGCOCK DANGEROUS, can ya really blame me? However, the Cage man's next attempt at knocking it out of the park (and thus, out of his slump) does seem to show some promise. Said attempt is called KNOWING and it's boasting one big-time end-of-the-world plot as well as a nice new poster (up top). Here's the synopsis, which should help fully explain the one-sheet:

In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one of the students, a mysterious girl who seems to hear whispered voices, fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.

Fast forward 50 years to the present: A new generation of students examines the contents of the time capsule and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of young CALEB MYLES. But it is Caleb's father, professor TED MYLES (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As Ted further unravels the document's secrets, he realizes it foretells three additional events—the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son. When Ted's attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.

This gripping supernatural thriller charts one man's faltering steps towards belief in the ultimate order of the universe even as he finds himself surrounded by mounting chaos. With the reluctant help of DIANA WHELAN (Rose Byrne) and ABBY, the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the cryptic prophecies, Ted's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster—and the ultimate sacrifice.

Whoa, heavy stuff. I do hope this is the flick that shoots Cage back into the "great film" spotlight. Good thing he's got the fine director Alex Proyas (THE CROW, DARK CITY, I, ROBOT) at the helm. He's also got some support in the acting department with the likes of Rose Byrne (below), Chandler Canterbury, Ben Mendelsohn, and Adrienne Pickering. We'll know for sure if KNOWING is worth seeing when it hits theaters on March 20, 2009.

Source: AICN



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