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AICN Debuts The Official One-Sheet For Alex Proyas's KNOWING!

Beaks here...

I read KNOWING several years ago when Richard Kelly was attached to direct, and thought it had the potential to be a deeply unnerving thriller. In short, it's about the unearthing of a public school time capsule that contains a cryptic series of numbers which predict some not very good things. The trailer is available here. And now, your first look at the official poster...

Very nice. Even better when it's unreasonably huge. Though I'm sure Kelly would've done right by the material, I'm just as confident that a talented fella like Alex Proyas pull it all together. KNOWING is due out on March 20th, 2009.

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  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    wow, it's like 23 and The Day After Tomorrow had a baby

    by Magic Rat

    and made a film together.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    oh, and first

    by Magic Rat

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    unreasonably huge version

    by Argentino

    cool... I think I can see my house there

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    In 5 minutes someone will mention Cages HAIR!


    countdown begins!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    the numbers will point to the one place

    by vaudeville villain

    where cage can get a semi-decent hairpiece.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    damnit, knight!

    by vaudeville villain

    i'm totally *that* guy...

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    oh no south america!

    by frankenfickle


  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Good :

    by PTSDPete

    Looking better than Dark City, already.....

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by StarUnlit

    is a master film maker and I for one can't wait to see him make a return to form.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    When the numbers run out

    by El Mamerro

    Clouds will disappear from the atmosphere.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    White Jesus saved North America.

    by dr sauch


  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    that poster would look a lot better

    by the milf lover

    if it didnt have Cage's name in big white font at the top.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    PTSDPete, you shut your whore mouth!

    by dr sauch

    Dark City was fucking awesome. SLEEP!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    "How digit get burned!"

    by blindambition238

    I'm so punny.(slits wrists)

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    magic rat

    by SpawnofAchilles

    no dude it went like this, it's as if the number 23 got together with the day after tomorrow and had a baby and then the happening and the day the earth stood still got together and THEY had a baby and then by some miracle those two babies FUCKED, there you have this poster is the product of baby fucking...awesome

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    oh and nic cage

    by SpawnofAchilles

    is the best comedic actor of ALL time, bar NONE, wait all of his movies are supposed to be comedies right? Can he just fucking go bald already and look even creepier then he already does???

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    vaudeville villain


    I can't blame you! I admire cage as an actor but his hair is just becoming distracting!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Nick Cage: The Box Office Is Dooooooooomed!

    by My Mom Is A Whore

    Has this guy's last few movies even made a dollar over what they cost to make? I'm pretty certain they lost money, right? How is Cage even still making movies for the big screen? Shouldn't he have his own HBO show or even a Fox reality show? Is he doing adverts yet?<p>Goodbye "Knowing". Whether you were a good movie or not, you are destined to die a slow painful death in cenemas thanks to the curse of Nick Cage.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    looks like

    by red_weed

    the war of the worlds poster. you know, the bowling ball one? except instead of an alien had there's a bunch of number at the bottom. either way i think this could be interesting. I just want Alex to make the TRIPODS damnit!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Seattle is still intact, I'm good

    by BadMrWonka

    the plot of this sounds interesting enough, but it could go bad just as easily as it could go good. <p>if we get "Snake Eyes" Cage, we're fucked. "Adaptation" Cage or "Raising Arizona" Cage is too much to hope for...maybe "Matchstick Men" Cage?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    My Mom is a Whore

    by Bloo

    re: Nic's last movies, not sure the total, but I know Ghost Rider made a buttload of money in theatres on DVD, Nic's still riding on that wave of Hollywood goodwill, when it starts to peter out, either KICKASS will be out, or ghostrider 2 or something<P>Nic Cage can ride the Hollywood wave like few others

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Just saying...

    by enderandrew

    I was just saying yesterday to my wife (as I was making my case for the Dark City Director's Cut BluRay for Christmas) that I really loved The Crow and Dark City. I refuse to See I, Robot, and I was hoping he'd make a good movie again soon. Yet for some reason, I'm not expecting much here.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    This movie will not be what you think...

    by MR. MURDOCH

    In fact, Proyas has been secretly filming the "Death of Superman" story with Cage finally donning the tights he has always wanted to, taking over from where Tim Burton's planned version left off in the late 1990s. You *will* believe a Super-man can...lose hair! Well, ok, that's not true, but what is true is that Proyas *was* offered Superman some years back... Seriously, folks, looking forward to this, as I do any Proyas flick (yes, even I, Robot and Garage Days). I guess you can tell from my screenname that my love for Mr. Proyas extends beyond your bowels. All your Robots belong to I. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:09 p.m. CST

    enderandrew....try I, Robot.

    by Jodet

    It's not the bad. It gets better with repeated viewings, oddly enough. It has many fine moments.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    is it me, or does the trailer look like a M. Night movie?

    by Darth_Kaos

    Just asking.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Could be cool

    by Charlie_Allnut

    But I have little faith left in Nic. I thought the Nat'l Treasure movies were fun but almost everything else he has done in the past ten years has sucked. And hopefully Proyas returns to form - The Crow was the shit and Dark City blew my mind.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by khaos751

    Tripods. WOW. I haven't thought about those books in some time. Exactly long enough for Disney to capitalize on the fondness for my youth........

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    I was excited about this premise forever. . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . til I saw the trailer. I was expecting actual lil' kiddie crayon drawings of 911-type disasters going down. Then I saw one picture of numbers. Meh . . .

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Chandler Canterbury

    by Redfoot the Fence

    I don't know who that is, but that's a pretty awesome a really lame way.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Fuck why does Cage have to be in it

    by picardsucks

    I want Dark City 2 - Darker City

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    a brush with fame

    by frank cotton

    i can say i actually pissed ALEX PROYAS off - it's true, i swear! didn't mean to, just kinda happened. how sad is my life...

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Could be interesting, but where's GhostRider 2????

    by j2talk

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Great fuck us up first will ya.

    by Gilkuliehe

    South America FTW!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    march release date

    by illegaltouching

    If it had anything going for it, they'd push it back to spring.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Nick Cage...

    by The Eskimo this movie means that it will fail. I will return after I watch this trailer to either gloat or eat my words. Be right back...

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Wow, an error message...

    by The Eskimo

    ...better than I expected. I take back what I said before. This might be Cage's smartest career move yet!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by Harold-Sherbort

    I don't think I've seen a Science Fiction movie blend noir better than Dark City. It remains in my top 10.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    And wtf is going on with Nic Cages hair?

    by moviemenace

    I mean honestly. What the hell?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Billy Bob Thornton: "We count."

    by BitterMan23

    "We bring in the world's best public school math teacher."

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Did they just take out the alien hand from the War of the Worlds

    by Johnny Smith

    I mean, really.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    from the War of the Worlds poster?*

    by Johnny Smith

    Damn webbernets fucking up my subject heading.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:17 p.m. CST

    When the numbers run out,

    by DarthBakpao

    Nic Cage will be completely bald

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST


    by neophool


  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Like Nicholas Cage is a draw alone.....ya right

    by Stormwatcher

    After Bangkok Dangerous and whatever else he's done lately, I am surprised its not DTV>

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    4 8 15 16 23 42

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Enderandrew DON'T watch I, Robot

    by IndustryKiller!

    It's pure garbage from beginning to end. Next to Wild Wild West its the apex of Will SMiths non-acting, self masturbatory style of film making. It takes any themes the book may have had and completely eschews them in favor of exactly the kind of bland homogenized action crap that SMith seems to demand making. Moreover not a shred of Proyas' visual style or slow burn storytelling is evident. If his name wasnt on the poster I would think it was directed by Simon West or Len Wiseman. Its also a fucking two hour commercial for Converse. no joke the fact that Smith wears "vintage" converses is practically a sub plot. Shameless.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST


    by The Atomic Worm

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by PotSmokinAlien

    This sounds like it will be the shittiest thing in the world. Nicolas Cage ruins everything he touches, and usually what he touches wasn't really that awesome to begin with. But aside from the numbers thing, the premise of finding some time capsule that predicts doom for the world... that is pretty hard to resist.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    I feel nothing

    by Turd Furgeson

    I feel nothing when I read this and watch the trailer. No emotional response whatsoever... I need to see a better trailer to make me think its not going to be like "The Happening" without the wind confused faces...

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    looks totally uninteresting and boaring.. like Cage!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    For the first 20 seconds of the trailer...

    by MCVamp

    I thought it was National Treasure 3 and zoned out.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST

    dont know if this has been mentioned

    by robamenta

    but that quick shot in the trailer of the volcano erupting is from dantes peak

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST


    by George Newman

    Bear Bear City

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Nick Cage replacing Tug Speedman?

    by TitsMcgee

    The one sheet makes this film look like its a sequel to the Scorcher series. Scorcher 13: When the Numbers Run Out

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST

    The trailer starts out really cool then...

    by TheDark0Knight

    it starts looking very typical which surprised me "knowing" who the director is...Heres hoping that Alex Proyas hasnt lost his touch, I wish Richard Kelly would've done this he would've actually had a movie released in more then 5 theaters.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Very 'War of the Worlds'

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Better than Nicolas Cage's head I suppose though.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    "Though I'm sure Kelly would've done right by the material"

    by Paulseta

    And that is the kind of pretentious, "I'm a follower of the trendy crap that passes for quality cinema", idiotic, unintelligent crap that passes for film criticism and comment these days.<P> You're better than that, Beaks, and you need to start living up to your potential. Young, delusional, and still believing in the absolute charlatan that is Richard Kelly is no way to go through life, son. <P> It's important to remember that, as much as Richard Kelly would have appeared to the common twit as something of a - actually, I can't bring myself to use the word beginning with G in this context - rhymes with Peenyous - he was a guy who was temporarily saved by producers who cut down Donnie Darko into something almost watchable. <P> Almost. Watchable. <P> But then, we see the "Director's Cut" and find that Kelly is just another talentless hack - one step above (say) Troy Duffy, but a few steps below (say)... anyone who's ever made more than one good film. And Donnie Darko is a very borderline and arguable case on the "good film" front.<P> Actually, I would love to see a Troy Duffy/Richard Kelly team-up where they do The Emperor’s New Clothes<P>. Produced by Tony Scott, with extra pretension and delusions of grandeur from QT... and a special sequence from everyone's favorite adulterous alcoholic, Robert Rodriguez. <P> Funded by the Weinstein "Kray Twins" Brothers, it could be a real winner for the "I still believe Spike Jonez is the best director ever, even though he's a retard" set.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 3:18 a.m. CST


    by yodalovesyou

    God, yeah, The Director's cut of Donnie Darko is terrible. I knew sommin' was up when he replaced 'The Killing Moon' with INXS.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 3:37 a.m. CST

    I loathe how the Proyas fans apologize for him

    by JackRabbitSlim

    So let me get this straight - he agrees to make a film with Will Smith ... and expects it not to blow the high hard one?. It pains me to say this but ... Will Smith is the biggest movie star in the world. That's Newtoninan Fact. Proyas, on the other hand, is a respected but no non-fanboy will argue him even in top 10 best directors - exactly what did he expect to create other than an inflated bank acc ... errr ... a piece of shit film? Folks - Proyas took the money. He cashed the check. He SOLD OUT. Stop making excuses.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller is spot fucking on about I "Nice Shoes" Robot

    by Lost Jarv

    Shameless doesn't even cover it

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Even worse than Proyas simply selling out....

    by IndustryKiller!

    Seems to be that he did so in service of nothing. It didnt seem to buy him the capital to make some huge budget dream project like when Cuaron got to make the masterpiece Children of Men after Harry Potter 3. Now he's directing Nicholas Cage films, it's amazing now that back in the day that carried a good connotation.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Cage is at a crossroads

    by BobParr

    He will either reclaim his former talent (the guy used to be great)or he will become Gary Busey.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    The numbers...

    by smackfu

    how'd they get burned? How'd they get burned?! HOWDTHEYGETBURNNNNNEDHOWDTHEYGETBURRRRRNED

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    When will bald actors learn?

    by BobParr

    Bruce Willis and Sean Connery took off their hairpiece in real life so it was never a distraction when they wore one in a movie. Nic Cage is like Burt Reynolds 20 years ago. You can't help but stare at his toupe and think "WHO IS HE KIDDING".

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Enough of Nick Cage. Fuck HIm

    by HerbWestAustin

    This would be cool if it didn't have fucking Nicholas Cage. and the poster is very War of the Worlds.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    You're all right it is

    by Kizeesh

    War of teh worlds without the hand. now all we need is some nerd to do a photoshop gif of it phasing between them both....

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    When the numbers run out-of cage's Box office returns

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Duh Duh-what? No Ghost Rider 2? -MLB

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I, Robot IS good....

    by HoboCode

    but it is IRINO.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Trailer and one-sheet are both pretty marginal

    by subtlety

    not quite by-the-numbers enough to completely give up hope, but also generic enough that it bodes ill for this production. Nic Cage has just been such shit recently, but maybe if this thing is a little more complex and interesting than the trailer makes it seem, he'll finally have some material to get into. Really tough to tell at this point; my hope is that they're holding a lot back right now(you know, one of those trailers which shows you only the first third of the film). Do kind of like the scene with the plane going down. Hope?

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    didnt Cage just do a moving called NEXT?

    by SomaShine

    Yer Slipping Proyas.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Two doomsday movies in the same year?

    by Hugh G Rekshun

    This is like Armageddon and Deep Impact all over again. Will this and '2012' suck like both of those did?

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    As captain Jack might say...

    by Kizeesh

    There'll be no Knowing here...

  • Dec. 5, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    cage has become too much of a distraction

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    seriously - everytime i see him in a movie (trailers anyway) i think "heh, nicholas cage again" - fix the fucking weird hair already - no one in real life has hair like that - except assholes that cant decide how to fix the fact that theyre balding - "lets see, should i go bald and rely on my acting talent or get halloween witch hair and hope nobody notices" - i miss the "leaving las vegas"-cage - the last great movie he made was "adaptation" - fantastic movie, and he was amazing in it

  • Dec. 5, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    poster - first year art student painting

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Dec. 5, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    his hair is as weird as mickey rourkes face

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Dec. 5, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    angela landsbury + frankenstein = mickey rourke

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    great actor though

  • Dec. 5, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    first The Music dies, now The Numbers run out?

    by Maniaq

    oh man Tony and Ridley are gonna be pissed!