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"The Adjustment Bureau"

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The first trailer for the new Matt Damon film "The Adjustment Bureau," has arrived, offering all kinds of creepy goodness like you'd want from a Philip K. Dick adaptation.

Damon plays aspiring politician David Norris, who's got his eye on a seat in the U.S. Senate, Emily Blunt is the beautiful ballerina, Elsie Sellas, he meets one day on the bus.

As the two fall for each other, members of the "adjustment bureau," played by John Slattery and Terence Stamp come forward to put the kibosh on the romance.

"We are the people who make sure things happen according to plan -- we monitor the entire world," says Slattery menacingly.

Apparently Blunt is not part of the master plan meant for Damon, and so the adjustment bureau has been sent to set things back on course.

"If you stay with her, it not only kills your dreams, it kills hers," wants Stamp.

It's all very "masters of puppets," with lots of navel-gazing about the existence of free will, faith, destiny and all the stuff that Dick, a notorious druggie and paranoiac, loved to chew on.

The film finds Damon reunited with screenwriter  and first-time director George Nolfi, who previously wrote "Ocean's Eleven" and "The Bourne Ultimatum."

New York City looks great, the music helps set the mood without dictating it, Terence Stamp does foreboding doom as well as anyone, Anthony Mackie is seen lurking about and it appears to be the new Yankee Stadium's film debut.

There are some signs for concern however, as the romance between Damon and Blunt looks fairly pain-by-numbers (read: dumb) and that hat he sports toward the end of the trailer is a we grating.

We're looking forward to seeing more of this and desperately hoping Damon can make us all forget about "Green Zone." The film was original to be released this summer, but has been pushed back to Spet. 17, which frankly makes more sense, 'cuz this does not have the look of  a summer blockbuster.

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