Nicolas Cage is going back to Las Vegas in his new movie, Next, co-starring Jessica Biel and Julianne Moore. Despite its off-puttingly generic name, this sci-fi thriller might actually be pretty cool: Like Minority Report and Blade Runner, it's based on a work of fiction by the legendary Philip K. Dick — in this case, a short story called "The Golden Man."
Cage plays a Vegas magician named Cris Johnson, who can see the future, but only by a few minutes. He uses his power as a cheap parlor trick and nothing more, until he's confronted by a government agent (Julianne Moore), who wants his help in preventing a nuclear threat. Directed by Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day), Next opens nationwide next Friday, April 27. Watch the trailer and tell me what you think when you read more