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Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried star in the In Time trailer

The first trailer for sci-fi thriller In Time has landed online.

Andrew Niccol ( Gattaca ) directs, with Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy and Alex Pettyfer starring.

If you're wondering why the cast is rammed with youthful, easy-on-the-eye talent, it's because the film is set in a future in which time has replaced money as currency.

The characters (who are only given a year's worth of currency when they hit 25) have a handy digital countdown on their forearm to remind them how much time they've got left, as they spend valuable minutes on everyday goods and services.

It's a curiosity-inspiring premise, but as with all high-concept sci-fi there's the chance this could err on the side of silly. As Niccol was able to keep Gattaca compelling, we're willing to take a leap of faith with this one.

This extended trailer (it runs at almost four minutes) sees JT's Will Salas struggling to keep his counter going until he bumps into a mysterious stranger. Being a lengthy promo, the footage does seem to give a fair amount of the plot away.

Take a gander at the trailer below:

In Time will open on 1 November 2011.

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