Mark Wahlberg looks into his past lives in new Infinite trailer

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Mark Wahlberg's new action sci-fi movie Infinite just released its first trailer and it looks like we will be taking a trippy journey through time.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) this upcoming film stars Wahlberg as Evan McCauley, a man who starts to realise that what he thought were merely hallucinations are actually memories from millennia of past lives.

In the trailer, it's Chiwetel Ejiofor's (12 Years a Slave) still unnamed character who introduces us to Evan during an interrogation: "Evan McCauley. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at 14 after carving the words 'look inside' into your chest with a box cutter. Look inside. Why those words?"

After Evan shrugs off the question, his interrogator lays a selection of items in front of him and asks: "Which one of these is yours?"

"You can skip whatever the hell this is because none of that is mine," replies Evan.

Ejiofor's character then loads a single bullet into a gun and starts shooting at Evan's head every time he says "I don't know" in a game of Russian roulette.

Though when he touches the last item, a series of memories come flashing to him before the other man greets him with: "Hello old friend" just in time for a car to crash into the room and whisk Evan away in an indoor car chase.

The voiceover then reveals that this is not Evan’s first life and he is in fact an Infinite who has lived and died a thousand times. "If you can remember who you were, you can understand who you can become," the voice continues.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

Written by Ian Shorr and based on the novel The Reincarnation Papers by D. Eric Maikranz, the film also stars Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth), Dylan O'Brien (Love and Monsters), Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Rupert Friend (Separation).

Its journey to the screen has been rocky. It was initially set to release in cinemas in August of last year but was delayed due to the pandemic. It was rescheduled for May 28, but it skipped that date as well to avoid competition with A Quiet Place Part II. After being given the chance to release it next September, Paramount decided to to pull the film from theatrical release altogether and stream exclusively on Paramount+ starting June 10.

Meanwhile this week, the first few seconds of footage from Uncharted, starring Wahlberg alongside Tom Holland, was also released.

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