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||The next time someone suggests watching this trite, poorly written movie say "No!"
||This is like a bad made-for-cable movie.
In his introduction to The Golden Man, Philip K. Dick said, "I love SF. I love to read it; I love to write it. The SF writer sees not just possibilities, but wild possibilities. It's not just 'What if --'. It's 'My God, what if --'. In frenzy and hysteria. The Martians are always coming."
Perhaps this is why so many of Dick's stories and novels have been so popular as movie adaptations. Over time, we've seen his tales created in the form of Blade Runner, Total Recall, Impostor, Minority Report, Paycheck and the upcoming A Scanner Darkly. Now, the aforementioned The Golden Man will be adapted with a 21st century twist, with Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore toplining the cast. The title will be changed to Next, and Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day) is in the director's chair.
The story centers on a man (Cage) who is able to see into his own future and has the ability to change events before they even happen. He soon finds himself trying to avoid capture by a government organization, and becoming involved with a federal agent (Moore) who is looking to find people that can predict terrorist acts. In the end, the main character is forced to choose between saving the world and saving himself. (Kim Hollis/BOP)