Year: 2002
USA: Warner Bros / DreamWorks Distribution
UK: Warner Bros
Cast: Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons, Yancey Arias, Philip Bosco, Phyllida Law, Mark Addy, Richard Cetrone, Sienna Guillory, Orlando Jones, Myndy Crist, Michael Chaturantabut, Diana Lee Inosanto, Omero Mumba, Josh Stamberg
Directors: Gore Verbinski, Simon Wells
Country: USA
UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence
UK Certificate: PG scary scenes may not be suitable for under 8s
USA Release Date: 8 March 2002
UK Release Date: 31 May 2002


Towards the end of the 19th century Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) invents and constructs a time machine that he can travel through time on. Experimenting with it he eventually moves forward 800 000 years into the future. In this period in time he discovers that mankind has evolved into two races: the Eloi and Morlocks. Whereas the Eloi live and enjoy a peaceful world, the Morlocks - in total contrast - are hideous, aggressive creatures living underground who emerge after nightfall to prey on the Eloi.