Woo wee!! I hadn’t even heard of this project before but that poster came across my email from WB and I just had to post about this. I’m a big fan of pretty much everyone involved, and thrilled to see writer/director/producer Lisa Joy, one of the co-creators of WESTWORLD as the writer/director of this film. This marks her feature directorial debut and it certainly looks promising!
Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?
I’m SO here for this!! I like what I’m seeing so far! I love the concept of a sci-fi mystery romance and the trailer certainly has that Westworld-y vibe with Inception, The Prestige, Blade Runner mixed in. As most of you likely know, Lisa Joy is Christopher Nolan’s sister in-law and her husband Jonathan Nolan is her longtime collaborator (as they created Westworld together) and one of the film’s producer.
I love Hugh Jackman and he’s such a versatile actor, but seeing him in the trailer I was like ‘YOWZA!!’ I forget sometimes just how incredibly hunky and sexy he is. His look reminds me of his role in Australia, though hopefully this would be a much better movie! Some of the scenes of him jumping out of a water-filled tub/tank also gives me that Wolverine vibe, he’s got to be one of the fittest 52-year-old on the planet!
I also love the alluring Rebecca Ferguson and they have quite a palpable chemistry in The Greatest Showman, so I’m looking forward to seeing some steamy scenes between those two [fan self]. Nice to see Westworld’s alum Thandiwe Netwon (great seeing she’s switched back to the original spelling of her first name) here as well as Jackman’s colleague. When I first saw the cast list, I thought Rebecca and Thandiwe would make a love triangle with Hugh (how scorching would that be!). I like the rest of the diverse supporting cast as well: Cliff Curtis, Angela Sarafyan (who was also in Westworld) and Daniel Wu are all actors I want to see more on screen.
The visuals look beautiful with stunning night photography. The DP is Paul Cameron (Collateral, De Ja Vu, 21 Bridges) and composer Ramin Djawadi is back collaborating with the Westworld creator once again scoring this. I’m a huge fan of Ramin’s music so that’s another thing I look forward to!!
The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is set for release nationwide in theaters on August 20, 2021 and will be available on HBO Max.* I definitely want to see this on the big screen, though nice that I can potentially re-watch it again on streaming.
Reminiscence is rated PG-13 for strong violence, drug material throughout, sexual content and some strong language
*Only available on the Ad-Free plan, streaming in the US only for 31 days from its theatrical release