Trailer: Will ambitious ‘Reminiscence’ be one to remember?

"Nothing is more addictive than the past..." in Lisa Joy's directing debut...

After a year of forestalled or reformatted releases we’re now starting to see the return of cinematic plans and a raft of trailers for forthcoming titles.

Reminiscence is set in a future Miami, but one flooded as sea-levels rose and in which nostalgia is the currency of choice.  Hugh Jackman plays Nick Bannister, a ‘private investigator of the mind’ who helps his clients access lost memories of better times. But when a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson) is revealed to have more secrets and dangerous memories than he realised, Bannister tracks her disappearance, determined to discover her full story – and in the process reveals a wider conspiracy.

Lisa Joy is the writer/director/producer (marking her feature film directing debut) and brings together some wide-ranging and topical ideas, appearing to combine the sensibilities of productions like Blade Runner, Memento, Inception and reflects her co-creation of Westworld.  The film also stars Thandiwe Newton (Westworld), Cliff Curtis (The Meg, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Oscar nominee Marina de Tavira (Roma), Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands, Warcraft), Mojean Aria (See, Dead Lucky), Brett Cullen (Joker), Natalie Martinez (The Stand, The Fugitive series), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld) and Nico Parker (Dumbo).

Reminiscence debuts in US cinemas on August 20 and will also be available on HBO Max for 31 days following its release.