The film tells the story of “an NSA agent trying to piece together the events of a botched hostage rescue operation. As the agent begins to recall events and unearth the truth, he finds he can trust neither his fellow soldiers nor his own mind.”
The Oscar-nominated Owen has done several notable projects including Sin City, Children of Men, Closer, and Gosford Park, though he has also had a number of misfires as well, such as Shoot ‘Em Up, The Boys Are Back, and most recently, Killer Elite.
We’ll just have to wait and see which category this ends up falling into. From the description, it’s starting to remind me of films like Paycheck, a forgettable experience, and Memento, an early masterpiece from Christopher Nolan, so it could go either way.
Recall is being directed by Harold Becker (Mercury Rising) from a screenplay by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull).
No release date has been set for the film.