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Time is an illusion in the trailer for Synchronic

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s latest film stars Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s new film Synchronic might give Tenet a run for its money as the time-bending movie of the year.

Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as Steve and Dennis, paramedics in New Orleans who become caught up in a series of gruesome accidents left in the wake of a new drug. The effects of the drug ripple into Steve and Dennis’ lives, as Dennis’ daughter mysteriously disappears, and Steve begins taking the drug after receiving a fatal diagnosis.

The trailer shows Steve seemingly jumping through time and all over the world thanks to the effects of the drug, and even trying to film a video of himself taking it in order to prove the drug is doing what he thinks it is. Though the film certainly seems to have more of a science fiction bent than Tenet does, as well as more psychedelic visuals, Steve and Dennis are forced to reckon with shifts in time and a ticking clock.

The film is set to hit theaters and drive-ins on Oct. 23.

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