Teaser Poster & Synopsis for Proyas’ Knowing

Knowing, directed by Alex ProyasI’m no fan of Nicolas Cage, everyone who reads the site on a consistent basis knows this, but I am a fan of The Crow and Dark City director Alex Proyas, so I will give him the benefit of the doubt for his latest film, Knowing, which Cage stars in. You gotta take the good with the bad, right?

The folks over at Quiet Earth managed to dig up a full plot synopsis and a teaser poster for Knowing, and since everything about the film has been pretty vague so far, we’ll pass it along to you:

“In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one of the students, a mysterious girl who seems to hear whispered voices, fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.

Fast forward 50 years to the present: A new generation of students examines the contents of the time capsule and the girl’s cryptic message ends up in the hands of young CALEB MYLES. But it is Caleb’s father, professor TED MYLES (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As Ted further unravels the document’s secrets, he realizes it foretells three additional events—the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son. When Ted’s attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.

This gripping supernatural thriller charts one man’s faltering steps towards belief in the ultimate order of the universe even as he finds himself surrounded by mounting chaos. With the reluctant help of DIANA WHELAN (Rose Byrne) and ABBY, the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the cryptic prophecies, Ted’s increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster—and the ultimate sacrifice.”

So there you have it! A fitting film to see the light of day just four years outside of 2012, when most believe the world’s going to end, and man I hope so; we’re in desperate need of a good apocalypse ’round these parts. Summit Entertainment will release Knowing sometime later this year; keep it here for more details!

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  • Cash Bailey

    Didn’t Richard Kelly write this?

  • FilmCritic3000


    I’ve been hearing about this movie for five years and it’s nice to see it was made and is finally coming out. I was already eager to see this once I read the premise way back when but Proyas’ involvement cements my anticipation.

  • Johnny Butane

    But… they were the Aztecs! They were, like, wicked smart!

    Ah, I just want an apocalypse. Don’t really care who predicts it.

  • Caine Is Able

    What most people do not know is that 2012 is just when the Aztec calender restarts and has absolutely no connection to an apocalypse, our world is full of ignorant citizens.

    • acidrain127

      Yup, sad part is that the calander has restarted before too, atleast once but everyone likes a little chaos and idealism so let’s all play along :-p