Ever since Tina Fey’s Mean Girls, we’ve been pretty big fans of Amanda Seyfried. She went over to Big Love while she found her stride in Hollywood, then continued on more serious projects like Chloe and the box office smash Dear John. Now Seyfried is dipping into the world of sci-fi with Fox’s I’m.mortal.
The premise sounds a bit like Logan’s Run with a twist, which isn’t much of a problem seeing as how we may never get our Logan’s Run remake. Variety spells out the details of the plot.
In “I’m.mortal,” time has become the currency. Once you turn 25 and your aging gene turns off, you must buy and bank time. If you are rich enough, you can live forever. But if you run out of time, you are engineered to die automatically.
When a rebel from the ghetto is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful, rich hostage (Seyfried). Together, this duo rages against the system, living minute to minute. They discover that love is more powerful than all the time in the world.
The script comes from Andrew Niccol, writer and director of other sci-fi films Gattaca and S1m0ne. Niccol has yet to cast a leading male, but due to the nature of the script, he says he’s looking for “a 75-year-old character actor in a 25-year-old body” Our choice? CG Kirk Douglas.
Who would you cast to play opposite Amanda Seyfried in this sci-fi thriller? Sound off!