David Eggers invasive 1984-esque novel has been adapted into a feature film and now we have our first trailer for The Circle, which is sure to blow minds. Following Emma Watson’s character as she navigates her role at a new social media company led by Tom Hanks who encourages a world of complete and total transparency.
Check out the trailer here!
The trailer is pretty cool. It’s a very prescient topic in the modern age, and sort of feels like a contemporary version of 1984 mixed with The Social Network. The more technology evolves the more invasive it seems to become until it consumes every portion of our daily lives. The subject matter is topical and intriguing and the trailer seems to hit that note pretty well. This has that anti-trust feel where the big boss man likely has some alterior motives with a more sinister underbelly. While we don’t get too much from the trailer, which is good, this is still hookedus in enough to spark serious interest. 2017 promises to be a great year for thrillers.
Here is the official synopsis:
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
The film opens April 28, 2017, and also stars John Boyega and Karen Gillan.