Science fiction thriller film “Predestination” by Michael and Peter Spierig

Release date: 28 August 2014
In Theaters: 9 January 2015
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor

Science fiction thriller film "Predestination" by Michael and Peter Spierig


Directors: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig
Screenwriter: Michael Spierig and Peter Spieri

The film “Predestination” is based on the short story  ’​”—All You Zombies—” ’​ by Robert A. Heinlein. The story involves a number of paradoxes caused by time travel.

A Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) goes back in time in order to catch an infamous terrorist known as the “Fizzle Bomber”—the agent stops the bomb, but is severely injured. It is revealed that the agent works for a mysterious organization, known as the Temporal Bureau, that sends so-called “temporal agents” through time to prevent major crimes, and the Fizzle Bomber is the only criminal to elude them thus far. In March 1975, the Fizzle Bomber kills 11,000 people in New York City. Once the agent is healed, he is ordered to embark on a final mission before he is decommissioned. The agent uses his coordinate transformer field kit to travel back to the 1970s to work as a bartender in New York City. A male customer (Sarah Snook), whose “Unmarried Mother” pen name is used for writing magazine confessional testimonials, enters the bar to drink alcohol. Cajoled by the bartender, the Unmarried Mother proceeds to tell a story that he considers remarkable: He was born in 1945 and placed in an orphanage, as he was abandoned. Identified as a female, he is raised as “Jane.” As a young woman, Jane later tries to join the Space Corps and excels in the recruitment tests; but, Jane is disqualified when Space Corps doctors discover something about her physiology…

“Predestination” Cast in Stills

Ethan Hawke as The Bartender/Temporal Agent

Ethan Hawke as The Bartender/Temporal Agent in "Predestination" (2014)

Ethan Hawke as The Bartender/Temporal Agent in "Predestination" (2014)

Sarah Snook as Jane

Sarah Snook as The Unmarried Mother/Jane in "Predestination" (2014)

Sarah Snook as John “Unmarried Mother”

Sarah Snook as John in "Predestination" (2014)

Noah Taylor as Mr. Robertson

Noah Taylor as Mr. Robertson in "Predestination" (2014)

And also:

Madeleine West as Mrs. Stapleton
Christopher Kirby as Agent Miles
Freya Stafford as Alice
Jim Knobeloch as Dr. Belfort
Christopher Stollery as The Interviewer
Tyler Coppin as Dr. Heinlein
Rob Jenkins as Mr. Jones

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Blacklab Entertainment
Screen Australia
Wolfhound Pictures
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