I ORIGINS First Trailer Debuts


Here’s the first trailer for the compelling sci-fi drama I Origins, Mike Cahill‘s follow-up to his Sundance multi-award-winning 2011 debut, Another Earth.

Following a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs, I Origins is a bracingly venturesome, exploratory work that achieves an exceptional balance between the emotional and intellectual aspects of its unusual story.

Penned and directed by Cahill, the film stars Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey.

A heavily science-infused drama premiered at Sundance 2014 and will be released on July 18, 2014.

Keep your eyes peeled for the I Origin trailer below.

If you’ve ever looked at a photograph of an eye super up close, it looks like a nebula, a supernova, a galaxy, or a universe onto itself. The eye holds such wonder to me. I love the things that are in our everyday lives that we don’t look at carefully enough, and that if we just look at a little bit closer you would see something so full of wonder. The eye is like that to me. The eye is used by creationist as proof of the intelligent designer because of its complexity. There is this theory that it could not have evolved because it’s so complicated. If you remove one element of the eye that’s backwards mutation, it ceases to function. Or so that theory goes about the complexity of the eye, and I find that quite interesting.

At the same time the eye has this anthemic window to the soul cliché attached to it, but what if you looked at that closely, where does that come from? A lot of cultures that believe in reincarnation say that the way you can tell is through the eyes. “That’s my grandmother because this little one has her eyes” We are also technologically the first time ever in the history of mankind cataloguing people by their eyes because they are like a fingerprint. That’s interesting to me,

said Cahill in an interview with Indiewire in January.