Mr Nobody trailer will mess with your head

Reality-skipping sci-fi drama gets a promo

The first promo for sci-fi drama Mr Nobody, starring Jared Leto, has been put online. And it’s a doozy.

Quietly sneaking up on us while the big sci-fi movies – your Treks, your Terminators and the like – splashed out on huge campaigns, Jaco van Dormael’s film comes across like Benjamin Button meets Sliding Doors with an extra helping of mind-twitching reality-distortion.

Here’s the rough summary, though we’re certain it doesn’t do it justice: Nemo Nobody (Leto) leads an ordinary existence at his wife's side, Elise, and their 3 children until the day when reality skids and he wakes up as an old man in the year 2092.

At 120, Mr. Nobody is both the oldest man in the world and the last mortal of a new mankind where nobody dies anymore. But that doesn't seem to interest or bother him very much.

The only questions that preoccupy him in the present is whether he lived the right life for himself, loved the woman whom he was supposed to love, and had the children whom he was meant to have... now his purpose is to find the right answer.

One thing’s for sure – on the basis of this trailer, we really, really want to see this. Now, please.

Check out the footage for yourself below and give us your thoughts.


    • Caseyyy

      May 27th 2009, 12:56

      Wow that looks really interesting. Definately shovin that on my list of movies to watch this year.

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    • durden

      May 27th 2009, 13:01


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    • ashley.russell

      May 27th 2009, 23:21

      haha Leto does a rubbish old mans voice. I dunno though, I'm not sold at all. Probably because Requiem for a Dream is the only decent thing Leto has ever done and this looks like one of those Butterfly Effect films that have a good premise but aren't executed very well.

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    • eeyore1059

      May 28th 2009, 2:52

      Leto finally made a movie that looks focused on him. He was good in Requiem,Panic Room and Fight Club -but hardly leading roles. This one does look interesting.

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    • edwardsnow

      May 28th 2009, 2:57

      Nope nope nope. I love this kind of movie but you can just tell it's not going to work, comes off feeling like a straight-to-dvd, poor man's Benjamin Button

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    • BenCh

      May 28th 2009, 9:56

      Letos finest performance to date? Getting an axe to the face in AmPsy.. "Try getting a reservation at Dorsia now you stupid f*cking b*stard"

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    • timisstupid

      May 28th 2009, 11:30

      whow. trippy. i wish his name wasn't nemo, that kinda ruins it.

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