Following his work on ‘Another Earth’, writer and director Mike Cahill returns with another thought-provoking piece of science fiction that wowed on the festival circuit, especially at its premiere at Sundance. Starring Michael Pitt and Brit Marling, ‘I Origins’ follows scientists who are studying the human eye, but their research takes an interesting turn when a discovery leads them to interesting questions pertaining to spiritualism, science, and the afterlife.
Recently, Apple unveiled the first trailer for this unique and mind-bending film. You can check it out below, followed by the official synopsis:
Ian Gray, a PhD student studying molecular biology with a specialty in eye evolution, leaves his lab to go to a party and has an intense, but fleeting, encounter with a mysterious, masked model who escapes into the night. With only a picture of her stunning and iconic eyes, he tracks her down, and they fall in love. Their fundamentally different beliefs about life only serve to intensify their connection, and they vow to spend forever together. Years later, Ian and his lab partner, Karen, make a stunning discovery with profound existential implications. He must risk his life’s work and his family to travel across the world to find the truth behind what he has found and what it may mean.
The first thing that came to mind with all this eye talk was ‘The Great Gatsby’. If I recall correctly from high school English classes, that imagery brought about some interesting God talk as well. However, the added element of science makes this movie a whole other level of interesting. Plus, I believe that I spotted Steven Yeun of ‘The Walking Dead’ in that trailer, so it’ll be cool to see him on the big screen in such an interesting project.
What do you think of ‘I Origins’? Are you curious about it’s interesting premise? Let us know in the comments.
‘I Origins’ starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Steven Yeun, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey opens in theaters on July 18, 2014.