I saw the part of this film the other night as I was waiting for my PVR to finish recording Iron Man 3 so I can only describe a small part of the film.

In the film, Nicolas Cage (whose voice and general appearance I remember from Ghost Rider and National Treasure) was in what seemed to be a warehouse. He is leading a group who I think are law enforcement, and as he walks forward there seems to be multiples of himself separating from his body.

The multiples seem to go in every direction. Some get ambushed and killed but then he would appear again in that same area as if he reversed time but now with the foreknowledge of how not to be killed there.

There was also a scene in the warehouse where he starts getting shot at (this time it doesn't seem to be a multiple). As he moves forward he moves around kinda like the Agents in The Matrix in avoiding the bullets but you see that in some of the after images he gets shot.

That's about as much as I know. It was almost midnight by the time the PVR stopped recording and I had work in the morning.

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    +1 because Nicolas Cage is the greatest actor of our age.
    – Daft
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 8:36
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    I'd like to take his face... off... Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 12:35
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    It's "Next" - a pretty decent flick. The multiple versions thing was a visualization of alternate timelines that didn't pan out. He could see the future, so each multiple version represented his vision of a timeline where he went left instead of right, up instead of down, etc.
    – Omegacron
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 13:18
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    The end of "Next" was really disappointing though. It's just sort of...what's next? Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 22:06
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    “whose voice and general appearance I remember from Ghost Rider and National Treasure” — you have not seen good Nicholas Cage films. Might I recommend Con Air. Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 11:27

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The movie you're looking for is Next:

  • Stars Nicholas Cage
  • He sees into the very near future
  • You can see him doing the 'split' thing in the IMDb trailer
  • He memorises the events as he sees them and is able to respond when he actually goes through it
  • Features the warehouse scene you referred to

  • When he's near Liz (Jessica Biel's character), he can see much further into the future.

  • He uses his 'ability' to help the FBI prevent a terrorist attack

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    Movie description on IMDB: A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future... How did this not win an Oscar??
    – Daft
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 8:37
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    It's definitely Next. I liked it, except that as I recall the credits started at what should have been about 3/4 of the way through.
    – cjm
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 14:48
  • @cjm I know what you mean. The ending throws people off, because it essentially says that 3/4 of the movie never happened. MIND = BLOWN.
    – Omegacron
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 18:57
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    @CJDennis According to the Wikipedia article in Layna's Answer it was based on The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick.
    – Möoz
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 11:02
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    @Mooz, Next is very, very loosely based on The Golden Man. They both have a character who can see into the near future. That's pretty much where the similarity ends; The Golden Man has a very different plot.
    – cjm
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 18:37

It should be Next from 2007. All the elements you describe fully match :). The multiples where scouting the warehouse, and he dodged the bullets because he could see where they would go.

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    :-P He dodged the bullets because he played through a whole bunch of paths until he found one that didn't get him killed. I remember thinking that this has to leave some scars on his mind, seeing himself killed over and over again.
    – kutschkem
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 13:32

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