A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), works with an FBI special agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an FBI special agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy.
Continuity When Agent Cowles first meets John Clancy, the case files she puts down on his kitchen surface are seen in one side shot, and then have disappeared by the next shot.
Continuity In the train when John Clancy gets shot by Charles Ambrose you can see that the bullet hit him right at the top of the ear, in the next shot, at the hospital, the scar left from the bullet is on his forehead.
Crew/Equipment Visible When the car chase is happening and the taxi gets in that intersection, you can see the chain that is pulling the car in front of that jeep, and also after when Agent Katherine's car flips over, it can easily be seen Dr. Clancy's stunt doll instead of him, when it's back on its wheels.
Miscellaneous When Otis the sniffer dog reaches the corridor, he runs to one of the doors and barks. As the team approach the door, there's no sign of the dog or the police K9 handler. Also - we see the dog come from 'behind' the FBI team as they enter the corridor; so who led them to the right floor/corridor?
Factual Mistake When Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell's characters are speaking on the train near the end of the film; Hopkins says he's 'not a killer', and has 'never killed anyone'. Farrell - supposedly being a better psychic than Hopkin's character, should know that this isn't the case (due to the twist in the film).
Factual Mistake Near the end (1hr 29m), where "Character 1" fires the pistol, you see a hollow-point bullet traveling slowly until it enters "Character 2" and exits from the rear. Hollow-point bullets are designed to expand on impact, cause maximum damage and reduce the chance of a "thru-n-thru", which is why the police use them (to avoid civilian collateral). The bullet should not have been shown to exit, at least not complete.
The script for this movie was originally picked up by New Line Cinema, with the intention to rewrite it as a sequel to Se7en (1995), tentatively titled Ei8ht. The main character was supposed to be Se7en's Detective William Somerset who had acquired psychic powers. This idea was dropped after Se7en director David Fincher reacted negatively to the idea, after which it was produced as a stand-alone film.
After spending close to two years in the Warner Bros. vault, the film will be released in 2015, courtesy of Relativity Media - who have bought the picture from Warner.
The project was originally going to be directed by Shekhar Kapur with Bruce Willis in the lead role.
The film was scheduled for a late 2015 release, but the film's US distributor - Relativity Media - has encountered financial trouble and have put off the release. The film may be searching for a new domestic distributor.
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