‘Synchronicity’ Trailer: Time and Space Get Bent in This Sci-Fi Noir
If you’re a fan of the 2007 genre film The Signal or of mind-bending, time-twisting sci-fi films, then Synchronicity is definitely for you. The latest film from writer / director Jacob Gentry is a dark, noir-flavored science fiction tale of time travel, wormholes and one very dangerous paradox. The first trailer teases a riveting genre effort with shades of Blade Runner, Shane Carruth’s Primer and Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy — and those are not bad reference points to have, at all.
Synchronicity may have similar vibes to the previously mentioned films, but it looks like an animal all its own. The film centers on a physicist named Jim, whose revolutionary invention allows him to manipulate space and time in order to create wormholes — but that’s just the beginning. A mysterious woman enters his life who might be more than she claims, and an alternate version of Jim is apparently co-existing in the same universe and time, which should be impossible.
Here’s the official synopsis:
SYNCHRONICITY is a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Blade Runner, Gattaca and Memento. Daring physicist Jim Beale has invented a machine that can fold space-time and ruthless corporate tycoon Klaus Meisner will stop at nothing to get it. When Jim uses the machine to tear open the fabric of the universe, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. But in order to keep the rights to his invention he must prove that it works by finding the flower’s identical match in the present. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of the mysterious Abby, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that she is in league with Klaus to take ownership of his life’s work, Jim travels back in time to stop the conspiracy before it can happen. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about Abby, the machine, and his own uncertain future.
Synchronicity earned some positive reviews when it premiered at Fantasia in September, but we won’t get to see what all the fuss is about until 2016. The new film stars Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, Michael Ironside, A.J. Bowen and Scotty Poythress and hits theaters and VOD on January 22.