New Preview Clips from Limitless
03.06.11 by BJSprecher
Two new preview clips from director Neil Burger's (The Illusionist) upcoming sci-fi thriller, Limitless, have surfaced online. Based on Alan Glynn's techno-thriller novel The Dark Fields, the movie centers around an experimental new designer drug called NZT that allows the user to access the untapped potential of the human mind. When down-and-out writer Eddie Morra's (Bradley Cooper) scurrilous friend offers him the wonder drug, Eddie thinks it might help jump-start his creative juices so that he can break through his writer's block and finish his novel. The drug does so much more than that, however, and soon Eddie has become stronger, smarter and more confident, turning his newfound abilities into millions of dollars by playing the stock market. But, Eddie's success has attracted some powerful enemies and his dwindling supply of NZT will be needed if he is going to outsmart them.
In this first new preview clip, Eddie gets together with his friend, Vernon (Johnny Whitworth), who offers him NZT and explains its potential.
In the second clip, Eddie demonstrates one of his new abilities—learning to speak Italian in days—to his ex-girlfriend, Lindy (Abbie Cornish).
The screenplay for Limitless was written by Leslie Dixon (The Heartbreak Kid). Robert DeNiro also stars as Carl Van Loon, a mogul who is interested in using Eddie to help broker a mega-merger.