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Amanda Seyfried joins Andrew Niccol's sci-fi project I'm.mortal

07.13.2010
We haven't heard anything since April about Andrew Niccol's I'M.MORTAL, but today word has come that the lovely Amanda Seyfried has been cast in the filmmaker's first sci-fi film since S1M0NE, a project that's being described as "an action love story".

I'M.MORTAL revolves around the concept that aging stops at 25. Variety elaborates: "In 'I'm.mortal,' time has become the currency. Once you turn 25 and your aging gene turns off, you must buy and bank time. If you are rich enough, you can live forever. But if you run out of time, you are engineered to die automatically.

When a rebel from the ghetto is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful, rich hostage (Seyfried). Together, this duo rages against the system, living minute to minute. They discover that love is more powerful than all the time in the world."


The lead male has yet to be cast, but I like the idea here in what Niccol tells to Variety: "It's a strange casting process. Even for a small role like a priest or a pawnbroker, where you would normally cast a 75­-year­-old character actor, I have to find a 75­-year­-old character actor in a 25-­year-old body."

To the Schmoes who've suggested Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I say good call (and with INCEPTION right around the corner, it might be perfect timing). Production on the film was last said to be starting this summer, so I would imagine we'll hear news relatively soon.

After I'M.MORTAL, Niccol will next direct Stephenie "I'm responsible for TWILIGHT" Meyer's THE HOST. Make of that what you will.
Extra Tidbit: If not JGL, who else?
Source: Variety

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2:09PM on 07/13/2010

Oh Amanda

God every time I hear this woman's name or see her pic I ........ UGGGH! OH GOD! TOO LATE! (premature accident) More Amanda please!
God every time I hear this woman's name or see her pic I ........ UGGGH! OH GOD! TOO LATE! (premature accident) More Amanda please!
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1:51PM on 07/13/2010

Don't overdo the JGL

JGL's one of my favorite actors working today, but I think it's important that he doesn't go the RDJ route and get cast in everything. After Inception, he has Premium Rush and Looper. That's three big sci-fi action vehicles for him in a small amount of time. I don't want to see the guy ditch comedy or drama (Live with It sounds promising).
JGL's one of my favorite actors working today, but I think it's important that he doesn't go the RDJ route and get cast in everything. After Inception, he has Premium Rush and Looper. That's three big sci-fi action vehicles for him in a small amount of time. I don't want to see the guy ditch comedy or drama (Live with It sounds promising).
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1:30PM on 07/13/2010
I'd go see this. And Joseph Gordon Levitt is a great idea for the male lead. I would definately see the film just for Seyfried and Levitt alone.
I'd go see this. And Joseph Gordon Levitt is a great idea for the male lead. I would definately see the film just for Seyfried and Levitt alone.
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1:12PM on 07/13/2010
Flame me all you want but all I could think of was Logan's Run with a few tweaks.
Flame me all you want but all I could think of was Logan's Run with a few tweaks.
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11:54AM on 07/13/2010
This sounds great, and Niccol while a bit crazed, is always original and worth watching. Hell yeah!

It should be JGL, but if not, then Wes Bentley (is he too old?)
This sounds great, and Niccol while a bit crazed, is always original and worth watching. Hell yeah!

It should be JGL, but if not, then Wes Bentley (is he too old?)
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10:50AM on 07/13/2010

Ryan Kwanten

He's better known as Sookie's dim-witted brother on True Blood, but he's a hell of an actor. Could this be his chance to be a lead actor?
He's better known as Sookie's dim-witted brother on True Blood, but he's a hell of an actor. Could this be his chance to be a lead actor?
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9:53AM on 07/13/2010
Good casting here. Movie sounds great, love original ideas and good sci-fi. Cast Gordon Levitt and you have a great movie.
Good casting here. Movie sounds great, love original ideas and good sci-fi. Cast Gordon Levitt and you have a great movie.
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9:23AM on 07/13/2010

Deja Vu for Levitt...

He played the "old guy in a young body" part on 3rd Rock.

As for Seyfried... Eh, I'm not a fan, but I don't hate her. I guess I don't care either way.
He played the "old guy in a young body" part on 3rd Rock.

As for Seyfried... Eh, I'm not a fan, but I don't hate her. I guess I don't care either way.
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8:12AM on 07/13/2010
Seyfried is such a hot commodity right now. The plot for the movie sounds original enough, if not, a not-too-different Repo The Genetic Opera/Repo Men twist. And I'm all aboard the JGL train.
Seyfried is such a hot commodity right now. The plot for the movie sounds original enough, if not, a not-too-different Repo The Genetic Opera/Repo Men twist. And I'm all aboard the JGL train.
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7:53AM on 07/13/2010

It's funny because it's true...

JGL does seem to be the casting choice that I immediately thought of.
JGL does seem to be the casting choice that I immediately thought of.
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7:18AM on 07/13/2010
I think that is a cool plot. I'm so glad to see directors bringing original film ideas back to hollywood especially sci-fi ones. I think I feel the good old days coming back, does anyone agree with me?
I think that is a cool plot. I'm so glad to see directors bringing original film ideas back to hollywood especially sci-fi ones. I think I feel the good old days coming back, does anyone agree with me?
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7:16AM on 07/13/2010
I think that is a cool plot. I'm so glad to see directors bringing original film ideas back to hollywood especially sci-fi ones. I think I feel the good old days coming back, does anyone agree with me?
I think that is a cool plot. I'm so glad to see directors bringing original film ideas back to hollywood especially sci-fi ones. I think I feel the good old days coming back, does anyone agree with me?
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7:15AM on 07/13/2010

what the....?

what is this i'm reading about? it's not based on a remake? it's not based on a cereal box character or a toy from the 70's? hollywood had an original thought? why, i be'eive i joost shat meself...
what is this i'm reading about? it's not based on a remake? it's not based on a cereal box character or a toy from the 70's? hollywood had an original thought? why, i be'eive i joost shat meself...
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7:18AM on 07/13/2010
You took the words straight out of my mouth.
You took the words straight out of my mouth.
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