The Reminiscence trailer teases classic film noir for this water logged Sci-Fi action thriller. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandiwe Newton. It also has Westworld‘s Lisa Joy as writer, director and producer!

Reminiscence trailer

Reminiscence lowdown

The story

The story involves Nick Bannister (Hugh), who is a private investigator of the mind. We see him navigate the darkly alluring world of the past while helping his clients access lost memories.

As the film starts we see he is living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast. All seems wet but well… However, when he takes on Mae (Rebecca) as a new client his life is forever changed.

Reminiscence – Trailer: Waterlogged ©2021 Warner Bros

At first it seems like a simple matter of lost and found but it becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy. Ultimately, we see he must answer the question: “how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love”?

Who stars in Reminiscence?

Reminiscence – Mae (Thandiwe Newton) and Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman) ©2021 Warner Bros, photo by Ben Rothstein

We have the three main stars:-

  • Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (Les MisérablesThe Greatest Showman)
  • Rebecca Ferguson (upcoming Dune,” the Mission: Impossible films)
  • Thandiwe Newton (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

Plus, the film also stars:-

  • Cliff Curtis (The MegFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw)
  • Oscar nominee Marina de Tavira (Roma)
  • Daniel Wu (TV’s Into the BadlandsWarcraft)
  • Mojean Aria (TV’s See and Dead Lucky)
  • Brett Cullen (Joker)
  • Natalie Martinez (The Stand and The Fugitive series)
  • Angela Sarafyan (Westworld)
  • and Nico Parker (Dumbo)
Reminiscence – Trailer: Wet ©2021 Warner Bros

Who are the crew for Reminiscence?

Lisa Joy makes her feature film directing debut with Reminiscence, and directs from her own original screenplay. She is best known as the co-creator of the HBO science-fiction drama series Westworld where she also wrote and directed.

This film is produced by Lisa with Jonathan Nolan, Michael De Luca and Aaron Ryder. Plus we have the executive producers Athena Wickham, Elishia Holmes and Scott Lumpkin.

Reminiscence – Trailer: Sunken Coast ©2021 Warner Bros

Jobs for the Westworld boys

Lisa’s creative team includes several of her Westworld collaborators, including director of photography Paul Cameron, production designer Howard Cummings, editor Mark Yoshikawa and composer Ramin Djawadi, along with costume designer Jennifer Starzyk (Bill & Ted Face the Music).

Reminiscence – Trailer: Flooded ©2021 Warner Bros

Theatrical release schedule signals a new film world

It is set for release nationwide in theaters on August 20th, 2021. It will also be available on HBO Max in UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on supported devices for 31 days from theatrical release. (Ed: That’s interesting to note. Warners are now changing the same day releases to a month after the theatrical release. We have also seen a 45 days delay from Disney. Industry experts expect this shortened delay to become the new normal. Previously roughly three months was expected from the cinema theatres. I believe this will be a good thing for the film industry as a whole.)

Reminiscence – Poster ©2021 Warner Bros

The film is rated PG-13 for strong violence, drug material throughout, sexual content and some strong language.

The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.