If perfection was one pill away, would you take it? Who wouldn’t? What if I told you it comes with side effects and murderous hit men? Still want it? It may sound strange, but this is the plot of Alan Glynn’s book The Dark Fields, which has now been turned into a film called Limitless. The book itself is being re-released under the new title Limitless.
The film stars Bradley Cooper, as Eddie Morra (Spinola in the book) an out of work writer whose girlfriend leaves him. He is then offered an experimental drug, NZT (MDT-48 in the book), that increases his focus and confidence. He is able to remember everything he’s ever read, heard or seen. Eddie becomes successful and this success attracts unwanted attention, that’s where the hit men come into it.
For the trailer I can already tell I’m going to like this film. The concept is interesting and it was executed well, I can already tell they’ve made numerous changes from the book, some that seem pointless, but I’m not going to hold it against them. The really feels like something you won’t mind sitting down and watching for an hour and forty five minutes, which is the running time by the way.
The movie comes out, in Ireland and England, on the 23rd of March. Be sure to see it if you’re a fan of action and/or Robert De Niro.
What do you think of the movie? Given the chance would you take the pill? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.