‘Limitless’ Trailer & Poster Will Open Your Mind

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

Limitless movie trailer and poster Limitless Trailer & Poster Will Open Your Mind

Chances are good that when someone drops the name Bradley Cooper, you think “the handsome goofball from The A-Team and The Hangover” – not “the most intelligent man on Earth.” But that’s exactly the role Mr. Cooper will be playing in the upcoming sci-fi thriller/satire, Limitless.

An official trailer and poster have been released for Limitless (formerly, The Dark Fields), which stars Cooper alongside Sucker Punch gal Abbie Cornish and Little Fockers star acting legend Robert De Niro.

Limitless is officially described as “a paranoia-fueled action thriller” that revolves around Eddie, a lowly copywriter and aspiring novelist who turns his life around by taking a new drug that allows him to use 100% of his total mental capacity. But exterior forces, including that of Wall Street type Carl Van Loon (De Niro – yes, that’s really his character’s name), threaten to destroy his newfound existence of wealth and riches – even as Eddie begins to experience the troubling side effects of his new medication.

The theatrical preview for Limitless more than hints at the film’s main themes (the dangers of science, the corrupting nature of power and money), but it’s difficult to asses whether the movie is more satire, sci-fi cautionary tale, drama, or thriller. Elements from all these genres will likely be present in Limitless, but is that a recipe for success – or disaster?

Watch the Limitless trailer (via Apple) below:

Neil Burger (The Illusionist) directed Limitless, which was scripted by Leslie Dixon – a writer whose credits range from the remakes of The Thomas Crown Affair and Freaky Friday to Mrs. Doubtfire and the musical Hairspray. Going off Dixon’s resume, it seems like Limitless could be more darkly comedic than the trailer lets on – which makes the casting of Cooper perhaps more appropriate.

It’s difficult to assess from this theatrical preview alone whether Limitless will be simultaneously clever and exciting – or just fall flat on its face. We will say this: Kanye West’s hit single, “Power,” was much more effectively used in The Social Network TV spot released last summer than it was in the Limitless trailer, truth be told.

Check out the Limitless poster below:

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Limitless arrives in U.S. theaters on March 18th, 2011.

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  1. Sounds like a good plot and all but not liking that Bradleys gonna play it lol. Well just see how it goes…

    • I heard Virgin produced this sexy flick. Sweet!

    • What’s wrong with Bradley Cooper Rickster?

  2. A movie about cutting-edge nootropics sounds like great fun, there are a lot of ways a writer can approach that subject, and I think they’ve picked one of the most entertaining ones.

  3. well, other than the bad science and myth about “not using 100% of your brain, it might be interesting.

    • Yeah, I can’t believe they based a whole movie on that myth. They should’ve said something like the full capacity of the mind (not brain), but I guess it doesn’t sound as catchy.

  4. There’s a book which is really similar to this movie (at least the basic plot), Improbable by Adam Fawer

  5. It’d be sad if this were based on Fawer and he weren’t given the credit. Assuming otherwise though, this is intriguing and I definitely look forward to watching it. A similar plot was Phenomenon — which I immensely enjoyed!

    • Limitless is actually based on a novel by Alan Glynn, but yeah – there are definitely other books/stories out there that have a very similar plot.

  6. if those pills were approved (and if his friend gave him some out of no where) then why would he be the only one taking it? wouldnt there be other people out there doing the exact same kinds of things?

    • Big Daddy

      My thoughts exactly. He can’t be the only person on this drug, he got it from a friend (dealer?).

      • That was the first thing I thought about.

  7. Also, wouldnt he be able to see any possible dilemma coming his way since he is “50 moves ahead” of everyone? wouldnt he avoid conflict?

    • Or would seeing 50 different scenarios cause more conflict within?

      Oooooooooooooooooooooooh …

  8. I’l catch it The plot seems alright,
    Thats good enough for me

  9. The song in the second half of the trailer was also used during one of the Social Network’s trailer. Kind of lame.

  10. Can we get a shout out for Vonnegut’s “Flowers for Algernon”?

    • I give props for the shot out but it should be “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes not Vonnegut

  11. Its a sci fi film about a drug addict.
    Pass.

    • A film that should be on the Sci-Fi channel…..

  12. Zzzzzzzzzzzz…..

  13. looks good

  14. Everything except the music seems good.

  15. Seems like an interesting concept and possibly quite entertaining.

    Good to see Robert De Niro in a serious role again and Aussie actress Abbie Cornish getting better roles.

  16. Possible plot holes aside, I could totally enjoy this.

  17. Hahaha!! I’m lovin’ this already..i’m a sucker for “has been becomes superbeing” movies…like “Wolf” for example.
    I love the deadpan that he’s a scruffy, loser writer who transforms into…fit, handsome actor Bradley Cooper….they don’t like writers in Hollywood do they?
    This is gonna be cheesy, goofball, mindless fun where the drama is a poor dietraction to the enjoyable, visceral transformation of the main character. Pure wish fulfillment. Yay!!

    • ..distraction (sic)

  18. Ok so the plot has hints of “Charly” and “Computer Wore Tennis Shoes”, which might be ok since both are older movies now – but my only problem is the concept which sorta seems like it was thrown out there lazily. Meaning, “using 100% of your brain”……that is too over the top. It drops a ceiling on the imagination and leaves no room to ponder if they’re going to illustrate the character’s abilities “at 100%”.

  19. Wow, he can use 100% of his brain? Imagine the powers he must have…like being able to walk and think at the same time! Or the incredible ability to instantly recognize a familiar object! Just imagine what it might be like to have the power to use language, and achieve cognition!

    Gee, I wish I had a pill like that!

  20. Yawn.

  21. Lol reading all of your comments baffles me. This movie looks like it is going to be one of those “under-the-radar” hits. I bet you that this movie is going to be fantastic.

  22. Very nice and helpful to understand that the only limits that we face in everyday life, there are those that we put in our mind!
    And if instead of a pill a day, it was already possible to increase our brain capacity by eliminating those limits .. modern Quantum Physics applied (Quantum Solution Engineer Training) confirms that it is already possible! What would you do?