Ridley Scott’s son Luke is following along in the family business of sci-fi horror, and now we have the first peek at his ambitious feature debut: Morgan.
The film has a mild Ex Machina vibe, but with more classic Scott-style horror mixed into the formula. The plot is a relative mystery but follows a corporate troubleshooter (played by Kate Mara) who is sent to a remote, top-secret location to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. Once she arrives, Mara’s character learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
So ... an advanced AI of some kind, maybe?
The trailer certainly sets up some nice creepiness, though it really is light on plot. But, when that recurring little lullaby starts building at the end, you can’t help but have your skin crawl a bit. This could be one to look out for later this year. Along with Mara, the cast list also includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti.
Morgan opens Sept. 2.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:
(Via The Playlist)