The first official trailer for Rememory - which saw its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival this past January - promises an intriguing murder mystery starring Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage. Directed by Mark Palansky (A Series of Unfortunate Events), the forthcoming drama film centers around the mysterious death of a scientific pioneer who singlehandedly creates technology that allows the user to extract memories and view them externally.
Enter detective Sam Bloom (Dinklage), who is singlehandedly tasked with viewing the late inventor's memories in order to discover the identity of his killer, and a whole string of interconnected events ensue. Featuring supporting turns from the likes of Martin Donovan (Ant-Man) as the deceased scientist Gordon Dunn, Julia Ormond (Mad Men) as the widow Olivia Dunn, and the late Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Beyond) as a mysterious character named Todd, and you have the makings for an appealing indie thriller.
In the footage featured above, potential viewers can catch their first sneak peek at everything Rememory will have to offer. By the look of things, Dinklage is in top form as detective Bloom in a film that blends equal parts sci-fi creativity and psychological intrigue. Likewise, Yelchin looks prepared to deliver another stellar performance that was filmed prior to his untimely death in June 2016. Check out the official theatrical poster below:
As for those who would like a little more insight into the creative process that went into developing the original script co-written by Palansky and Mike Vukadinovich, the official plot synopsis reads as follows:
The film explores the unexplained death of Gordon Dunn (Martin Donovan), a visionary scientific pioneer whose body is found shortly after the unveiling of his newest work: a device able to extract, record, and play a person’s memories. Gordon’s wife, Carolyn (Julia Ormond), retreats into her house and cuts off contact with the outside world when a mysterious man (Peter Dinklage) shows up. After stealing the machine, he uses it to try and solve the mystery, beginning an investigation of memories that lead him to unexpected and dangerous places.
Whether or not general viewers will deem Rememory an exciting murder mystery or a genre pastiche with little to offer in terms of novelty remains to be seen. On that note, here's to hoping for the very best from Dinklage and company.
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Rememory will debut on Google Play starting August 24, 2017.
Source: Lionsgate Films
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