In the fall of 1959, for a time capsule, students draw pictures of life as they imagine it will be in 50 years. Lucinda, an odd child who hears voices, swiftly writes a long string of numbers. In 2009, the capsule is opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda's "drawing" and his father John (Nicolas Cage), an astrophysicist and grieving widower, takes a look. He discovers dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died. Three dates remain, all coming soon. He investigates, learns of Lucinda, and looks for her family. He fears for his son, who's started to hear voices and who is visited by a silent stranger who shows him a vision of fire and destruction.
otsoNY Comments: This entire sequence was done with blue screen. Nicolas Cage's character is not in fact driving across the Brooklyn Bridge.
otsoNY Comments: As any New Yorker will tell you, this is not Worth Street and Lafayette Street, in fact is it not even New York or the US for that matter. Much of this film was shot in Melbourne, Australia.
otsoNY Comments: What's interesting to see, in this sequence the blonde extra on the Nicolas Cage left is seen over and over again in several different places.
otsoNY Comments: Yet another disaster film showing the city of New York being destroyed, following in the foot steps of Independence Day, Godzilla, I Am Legend and Cloverfield.
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