A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.
David Rice is a high school student in Ann Arbor, abandoned by his mother at five, enamored with Millie, a fellow student, and picked on by at least one classmate.
On a winter's day, while about to drown, he discovers he can transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on earth. He leaves town, goes to New York City, robs a bank vault, and comes to the attention of a shadowy group of government hunters.
Eight years later, the hunters, led by the murderous Roland, get a fix on David. He heads home, searches out Millie, invites her to travel with him, and only later realizes that Roland and his crew are seriously deadly.
Is everyone close to David in danger?
Hayden Christensen - David Rice
Jamie Bell - Griffin
Rachel Bilson - Millie Harris
Diane Lane - Mary Rice
Samuel L. Jackson - Roland
Directed by Doug Liman
Writing credits (WGA):
David S. Goyer (screenplay)
Jim Uhls (screenplay)
Simon Kinberg (screenplay)
Steven Gould (novel)