Ethan Hawke Is A Tortured Drone Pilot In The Dystopian Good Kill

Director Andrew Niccol is best known for creating futuristic dystopias, like Gattaca or In Time. But he's often at his best when he creates a dystopia that's set in a darker version of the "now," like Lord of War. Check out the trailer for Good Kill, where Niccol is holding up a dark mirror to the present. » 1/07/15 3:30pm 1/07/15 3:30pm

The Host is the most terrible movie you'll ever fall in love with

Everybody loves dystopias right now. And we're in the middle of a huge boom in movies about sexy young people who are struggling to figure out their identities and which hottie they want to boink. Both of these trends are inherently absurd, so it's a pleasure to encounter a movie that embraces the absurdity as… » 3/29/13 9:00am 3/29/13 9:00am

The Host and Gattaca director Andrew Niccol explains his obsession with…

From The Truman Show, Gattaca to In Time, director Andrew Niccol is swiftly becoming Hollywood's go-to architect of beautiful but dangerously flawed utopias. But what's his attraction to these tidy futures? In our exclusive interview, the director of The Host explains the message behind his shiny, disturbing visions. » 3/27/13 12:45pm 3/27/13 12:45pm

First clips from Stephenie Meyer's movie The Host kind of feel like an…

Maybe we're biased because we know Stephenie Meyer wrote the novel source material, but dang it if these new Host clips don't have a Twilight twang to them. » 3/14/13 10:40am 3/14/13 10:40am

First trailer for The Host is sexy Body Snatchers

Now that the Twilight franchise is nearing completion with the release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, it's time for Stephenie Meyer to release yet another teenage love bomb upon this world. Behold, the first real trailer for The Host. A story about two kids who find each other and fall in love, despite the rest of the… » 11/13/12 7:51am 11/13/12 7:51am

First footage from The Host is a dystopian thrill ride — with one huge…

After the Twilight panel at San Diego Comic Con, there was a huge surprise — the first footage from The Host, the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's alien-invasion novel directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Now). And the good news is, The Host looks like a beautifully shot movie with some lovely action sequences. There's… » 7/12/12 2:42pm 7/12/12 2:42pm

First Trailer for The Host: Could a Stephenie Meyer movie be... good?

Here it is: the first teaser trailer for The Host, the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's non-Twilight novel. It's very much a teaser, which doesn't really contain any proper footage from the movie, but I like the creepy voiceover a lot. » 3/22/12 2:52pm 3/22/12 2:52pm

In Time really is Occupy Wall Street: The Movie

Andrew Niccol must be thanking his lucky stars that In Time, his dystopian movie about a world where the rich live forever and the poor die young, is coming out just as the fervor over the Occupy Wall Street movement is at a peak. In Time is all about the 99 percent versus the 1 percent. » 10/28/11 9:19am 10/28/11 9:19am

Six new In Time clips show you the creepy side of having an eternally…

Watch as Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser gives us all a lesson in future Darwinism. Only the rich survive. He then creepily eyes his daughter for looking just like his wife. This forever young society raises some serious incest issues. » 10/17/11 8:10am 10/17/11 8:10am

Exclusive footage from In Time shows the madness of a world where rich…

Take an exclusive look inside Andrew Niccol's (The Truman Show, Gattaca) futuristic class warfare flick In Time — where time really is money. Meet Will (Justin Timberlake), a working stiff who wakes up every morning with 24 hours on his life clock. Plus Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried) a rich girl with plenty of time on her… » 10/12/11 12:09pm 10/12/11 12:09pm

Harlan Ellison sues yet another science fiction movie for copyright…

Harlan Ellison famously sued James Cameron over The Terminator and won — and now he's going after Andrew "Gattaca" Niccol's new film In Time. Ellison claims In Time is too similar to his story "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman." And he's not just seeking a payout — he's trying to stop the October 28 release… » 9/15/11 1:30pm 9/15/11 1:30pm

New In Time trailer shows why it's the year's most political movie

Want to see why we're excited about Andrew "Gattaca" Niccol's In Time? Check out this international trailer, which shows just how harsh a critique this futuristic thriller is of the gap between rich and poor. » 8/26/11 3:32pm 8/26/11 3:32pm

Fall Movie Preview: 5 Movies We're Sure Will Rule, and 17 That Could…

Summer movie season is almost over, and that means movies are going to change. Get ready for Holiday movies, Oscar-bait, and some lower-budget, lower-concept action films. Some movies will rock your world, others will crumble into dust. » 8/18/11 12:00pm 8/18/11 12:00pm

Why We Love Suspending Our Disbelief

One of the great pleasures of science fiction and fantasy is that they ask us to suspend our disbelief more than almost any other fictional genres. (Except maybe romance.) Stories about fantastical worlds and strange discoveries force us to use our imaginations to bring the settings to life — but they also force us to… » 8/10/11 2:13pm 8/10/11 2:13pm

Olivia Wilde is Justin Timberlake's Mom in new In Time trailer

Andrew Niccol's latest dystopian mind-bender, In Time, has a brand new trailer. And now we get a good look at the mother-son relationship between Olivia Wilde and Justin Timberlake. » 8/01/11 6:30am 8/01/11 6:30am

Watch the In Time trailer, in which Justin Timberlake discovers life is…

Take a look at Andrew Niccol's new futuristic thriller In Time, in which four minutes of your life can buy you a cup of coffee! The dystopian class-warfare film stars Justin Timberlake, who strikes it rich by getting a century added on to his life. » 7/22/11 9:44am 7/22/11 9:44am

Get ready for Gattaca director's new dystopian thriller, starring…

Director Andrew Niccol rocked our worlds with The Truman Show and Gattaca, and now he's back with the dystopian thriller In Time, due out in late October. We just saw footage from the film, which is a thinking person's mega-thriller. » 7/21/11 5:24pm 7/21/11 5:24pm

Bad Ideas: Disney changes "John Carter of Mars" to just "John Carter"

For reasons unknown to us, Disney has decided to change Andrew Stanton's much-hyped, live action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novels John Carter of Mars, to simply, John Carter. » 5/23/11 3:52pm 5/23/11 3:52pm

Alex Pettyfer says his new film is about a dystopia where Justin…

In Andrew Niccol's new dystopian movie Now, you can stay young forever — but only if you can afford the extra years. In our exclusive interview with I Am Number Four star Alex Pettyfer, he told us a little bit more about playing the villain in this futuristic epic. » 2/11/11 3:28pm 2/11/11 3:28pm

First look at Amanda Seyfried's dystopian class-war film

Check out our first photos from Andrew Niccol's Now, previously titled Im.mortal. In this future, the wealthy stop aging at 25. Here's Justin Timberlake taking Amanda Seyfried hostage after he's accused of murdering a man for a little more youth. » 10/29/10 1:30pm 10/29/10 1:30pm