Alex Proyas Predicts The Future In ‘Knowing,’ But How’d He Do It?

Nicolas Cage’s next movie, “Knowing,” is about a man who digs up a 50-year-old time capsule, inside of which is a piece of paper that seems to accurately predict every single world disaster, up to and including Armageddon itself.

In what bizarrely different, strange new world could this be even remotely real? In ours apparently, if director Alex Proyas is to be believed.

“It’s not supernatural,” Proyas said of the flick’s set-up. “It’s a science-fiction movie. I can’t really say more than that because it’s part of the surprise and fun of seeing the move. But we moved completely away from mythical prophecy foretelling of the future. It’s really grounded in a version of science that we believe holds water.”

For the life of me, I can’t figure out what the heck that means – how in the world fortune telling could have a scientific basis.

(Note: This is the part of the blog where people chime in and claim that numerology, of the sort glimpsed in the trailer below, is in fact real.)

Even still, I’m going to throw it out to you: does any of what Proyas said in regards to “Knowing” make any sense at all? Are you looking forward to “Knowing”? Sound off below.