Ben Kingsley takes over Ryan Reynolds' body in trailer for sci-fi thriller Self/Less

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Mar 4, 2015, 3:15 PM EST

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Ben Kingsley had his consciousness transferred into Ryan Reynolds? Well, now we have a peek at the weird, sci-fi answer.

A new trailer has arrived for the sci-fi flick Self/Less follows a wealthy older man (Kingsley) who is dying and goes through an experimental procedure to transfer his consciousness into a younger body (Reynolds). Along with all the identity questions raised, there’s also the matter of a sci-fi conspiracy surrounding where that donor body came from.

The flick looks like it could be an interesting sci-fi romp, and if nothing else, it's carrying a handful of genre heavyweights in Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Reynolds (Deadpool) on the cast. So, fingers crossed. The film is directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals).

Here’s the official synopsis from the film:

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:

Self/Less opens July 31.

(Via The Playlist)