Friday, March 20, 2009
By Abbey Khan
Growing up as the son of a preacher, John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) was raised to believe in God and religion. But after losing his wife in a hotel fire, John struggles to make sense of his faith and very own existence. When John investigates numerical codes from a fifty-year-old letter buried in a time capsule at his son’s elementary school, he discovers that the numbers are accurate predictions of catastrophic events around the word. Now with only three more predictions left, John races against time to change these prophecies and save his son, Caleb.
Knowing also stars Rose Byrne as Diana Whelan, the daughter of the woman who wrote the cryptic letter as a child. In regards to the film’s apocalyptic theme, she says, “It’s a constant human desire to want to understand as much as we can about how long we’re going to be around. People have been trying to figure it out forever. And whether it’s Mayans or Muslims or Hindus, everyone has a theory on what’s going to happen.”
According to Cage, Knowing is a movie that has the ability to change people’s minds. “The end of the world is on people’s minds,” he says. “We have the power to do it ourselves. The question is, what do you do with that responsibilty?”
Knowing opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 20, 2009.