Before he kicked ass in John Wick, Keanu Reeves was doing it way back in 2021, hey wait a minute this is 2021?! Ah 25 years ago cult cyberpunk thriller Johnny Mnemonic set in 2021 and next month Vertigo Releasing give the film a 25th Anniversary digital release.
This ahead-of-its time sci-fi thriller set in 2021(!); it predicted the use of the internet, and paved the way for mind-bending blockbusters such as The Matrix and Inception. Reeves plays a futuristic data carrier with a gobsmacking 80GB storage capacity in his brain!! He doesn’t realise he is carrying a dangerous stash of information in his mind and must race against time, money and gangsters to deliver the package and save himself.
Ahead of that release Vertigo Releasing have shared a 3 minute clip from the film for your viewing pleasure…
In the 21st century the information superhighway has developed so far that cyberspace is the norm for all business and personal dealings. Information has become so important that to shield the most delicate files from cyberspace hackers, the data is transported in the heads of Mnemonic couriers. Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is the best of the bunch, but this time the raw data he carries is so sensitive that he is being pursued by many interested parties, and his failure to deliver the information will hand him the ultimate lateness penalty.
An all-star cast includes Dolph Lundgren, Udo Kier, Henry Rollins, Takeshi Kitano and Ice-T . Along with Dina Meyer, Barbara Sukowa, and Tracy Tweed to name a few.
Johnny Mnemonic will be released in Digital HD format via the usual Digital Platforms from 10th May.