The Time Machine (2002)
My Rating: 4.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Astounding, Immersive and realistic – Pearce is one piece of art!”
Scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter…and the hunted.
Based on the classic science-fiction novel by H.G. Wells, “The Time Machine” stars Guy Pearce (“Memento,” “L.A. Confidential”) in the role of Alexander Hartdegen. Making her feature film debut, Dublin-born singer/songwriter Samantha Mumba stars opposite Pearce as Mara, the woman who befriends Hartdegen in the distant future. The international cast also includes Orlando Jones (“Evolution”), Mark Addy (“The Full Monty”), Phyllida Law (“Saving Grace”), Sienna Guillory (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) and Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune,” “Die Hard: With a Vengeance”).
A co-production of DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, “TheTime Machine” marks the live-action directorial debut of Simon Wells, who previously co-directed DreamWorks’ animated hit “The Prince of Egypt.” Wells directed “The Time Machine” from a screenplay by John Logan (“Gladiator”), based on the screenplay by David Duncan. Walter F. Parkes (“Gladiator,” upcoming “Men in Black 2”) and David Valdes (“The Green Mile”) produced the film, with Laurie MacDonald, Jorge Saralegui and Arnold Leibovit serving as executive producers, and John Logan co-producing. The film will be distributed domestically by DreamWorks, with Warner Bros. handling the international release.