Ridley Scott’s son, Luke Scott, has officially made his feature directorial debut with the sci-fi thriller Morgan, and he has some talented actors helping him out. The film, based on a Black List script by Seth W. Owen, stars Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Anya Taylor-Joy and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The project follows “a corporate risk-management consultant who is summoned to a remote research lab to determine whether or not to terminate an at-risk artificial being.”
While discussing the film with EW, Scott painted an interesting picture, “What Morgan really alludes to is human beings becoming, in a sense, the creator. Not in a traditional religious sense, but an idea that we have the capabilities to become our own creator.”
It certainly sounds interesting. I was a huge fan of Ex Machina last year, and this sounds like it’ll be exploring the same issues. What happens when our creations become more powerful than we are?
You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below. Morgan will hit theaters September 2nd.
“A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.”