First Glance: “Reminiscence”

Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson? SOLD! That’s all I needed to be onboard with the new sci-fi thriller “Reminiscence”. The film is written and directed by Lisa Joy, the co-creator of television’s “Westworld”. It also stars Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Daniel Wu, Natalie Martinez, and Angela Sarafyan. After a number of delays (for a wide variety of reasons) “Reminiscence” final gets a solid release date and its very first trailer. It’s looking really good.

While watching this first full look at the film you can’t help but notice its variety of genre flavors – action, romance, classic noir, science-fiction, mystery. It’s all here. In a flooded near-future Miami, Jackman runs a business where he takes people on “a journey through memory“. He falls for a mysterious yet alluring new client (Ferguson) who suddenly vanishes. Unwilling to accept her disappearance, Jackman ignores the warnings of his colleagues and begins digging into the woman’s complex and dangerous past. The film looks fascinating and the idea of retracing one’s memories is ripe with suspenseful potential. This definitely has my attention.

“Reminiscence” opens August 20th in theaters and on HBO Max. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

13 thoughts on “First Glance: “Reminiscence”

  1. I just saw it on Flixchatter and… this looks good. It feels like a modern-day noir film in a near futuristic-setting as it does feel real considering that Miami could be flooded anytime soon.

  2. Excited to see this! The trailer doesn’t show much, but it looks like an original concept, or at least a familiar story creatively retold. 🙂

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