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quietearth [Celluloid 05.29.08] movie apocalyptic news

Good news folks, we managed to dig up a full synopsis for Alex Proyas's upcoming apocalyptic film titled Knowing. It's a supernatural thriller about a sheet of paper a little girl scribbles on, which 50 years later, turns out to predict some major catastrophes to come, including one which foretells the doom of the planet. So read on for the skinny...

"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."

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Anonymous (13 years ago) Reply

Lost me at 'Nicholas Cage.'

I got no time for smiling Ghost Riders. He is an idiot.


agenorange (13 years ago) Reply

While Nicky Cage is easily one of my least favorite actors (and yes Ghost Rider was a horrendous pile of garbage) I'm willing to give Proyas the benefit of the doubt on this one.

Just as an aside, I guess Proyas is attached as a writer on the upcoming adaptation of John Christopher's Tripods series. I figure this news will make quietearth very happy. We're big John Christopher fans around here.

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