Justin Timberlake and  Amanda Seyfried
Cast members Timberlake and Seyfried pose for a picture to promote their upcoming motion picture "In Time" at Comic Con in San Diego. REUTERS/Mike Blake

When Timberlake arrived at the Hall H stage to introduce the In Time trailer, he was met with unprecedented enthusiasm. Timberlake outranked the reception given to Comic-Con gods Peter Jackson and Nicolas Cage.

The Friends With Benefits star appears to have made his first film that doesn't involve attracting young girls with his looks.

Timberlake and Seyfried presented an extended trailer at at a press conference at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel during Comic-Con 2011 Thursday.

In Time also stars Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, and Cillian Murphy.

Justin Timberlake plays a rebel from the ghetto who has been accused (wrongfully) of killing a wealthy man in order to steal time. Timberlake goes on the run from law enforcement officer The Timekeeper with his hostage Amanda Seyfried.

Justin Timberlake said, The idea of how could we achieve being young forever... I just fell in love with the man that he was. An ordinary man being put in fantastical situations. He wakes up with 24 hours on his body clock, so he only has a day to live. I liked the idea of what would you do, how would you live; the idea of having to beg and steal to stay alive. He added, As a director Andrew has the ability to create a thrill ride in the midst of all these ideas. I haven't done a film like this, so I was excited to jump into those running shoes. I run a lot. While it is thrilling, I feel like it is performance driven.