February 11, 2008
Jumper, the rules. Surely a Bester namecheck required?
Jamie Bell was interviewed on Jonathan Ross's show on Friday night and he talked about Jumper. At one point he explained that they had a discussion with the director (or was it writer?) about the rules of jumping. He proceeded to list them:
- You can only jump there if you've been there before
- If you touch something it goes with you
I was waiting for an Alfred Bester namecheck, surely The Stars My Destination would be quoted as at least an influence? Nope.
Boo, hiss etc.
I haven't seen Jumper (it opens in the UK on 14th February), but watched one of those extended advert with clips of the trailer shows about it and feel I probably know the entire plot now. However, still fancy seeing it because it has cool teleport effects.
Update : SFSignal has reviews of the Jumper novels upon which the film was based (and which I knew nothing about).