Director George Nolfi Calls Adjustment Bureau "Unusual" as Six Trailers Debut
Posted 03.03.11 by Ryan
An arsenal of TV spots have just been released for the thriller The Adjustment Bureau which follows Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as two lovers who are kept from being together by the "Agents of Fate." The Adjustment Bureau was based on a short story by the late sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, and, in an interview with The LA Times, writer-director-producer George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum) admitted that the genre-blending movie is "an unusual movie, to say the least."
It’s not one of those things where the studio is saying, "Here’s a genre you know and you’ve seen it a thousand times and it’s a sequel or the start of a franchise." This one is a little different.
Nolfi admits he used Dick's story as a starting point, with the resulting movie being much different than the original short story.
Dick was really interested in the line between reality and some mental construct that could be illusion or could be another level of existence. I really wanted to take that and turn it on its head and ask, "What happens if you see behind the curtain and it’s unequivocally clear that is the truth?" What you’ve seen before is only a tiny part of reality, how do you deal with that?
The result is a movie that blends romance, sci-fi and thriller elements into a movie that Nolfi is proud to have made without having to make too many compromises.
I mean, what’s the genre? It’s crazy and it may never happen to me again in my entire career. It was like a perfect storm but in a good way. There was minimal interference, the least that could be possibly imagined. It wouldn’t have ever happened without Matt’s backing. Maybe it was destiny.
To see more of the movie, two of the movie's TV spots are below. You can watch the other four here.
The Adjustment Bureau opens March 4 and co-stars Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp, John Slattery and Shoreh Aghdashloo.