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A 2011 Sci-Fi Action/Adventure film starring Justin Timberlake
, Amanda Seyfried
, Cillian Murphy
, Vincent Kartheiser, and Olivia Wilde
In a retro-future when the aging gene has been switched off, people must pay to stay alive; though everybody stops aging at 25, stamped on their arm is a clock showing how long they have left to live. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man is accused of murder when he receives a fortune of time from a dead upper class man, and is forced to go on the run from an FBI-like police force known as the 'Timekeepers'. The poor also live in fear of the 'Minute Men', a ruthless gang that robs people of all their time, killing them.
Is strongly reminiscent of both Logans Run
and The Fugitive
, though it's not a remake of either. It also shares some elements with Equilibrium
. Harlan Ellisonnote
sued to try to get it withdrawn, but on November 4, 2011, he ultimately agreed to a settlement similar to what he got for The Terminator
(i.e. his name will be added to the credits). He ultimately dropped the suit altogether before the month was out, having seen the film.
The film provides the following tropes: