Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds rarely have anything in common, but both of them starred as the antagonists for 2 different Marvel‘s superheroes movies. Kingsley starred as the Mandarin in Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” while Reynolds starred as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine“.
The 2 never met up in the Marvel cinematic universe, but they will be starring in Tarsem Singh’s upcoming movie “Self/Less”.
Directed by Tarsem Singh, “Self/Less” is a science fiction thriller film written by David Pastor and Àlex Pastor. The film centres on a dying old man who transfers his consciousness into a body of a healthy young man for the sake of immortality. All seems to go well, but when he starts to uncover his body’s origin, things start to go awry.
The official synopsis is as follows:
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 organisation that will kill to protect its cause.
In a way, it is similar to ‘The Lazarus Effect“, a supernatural horror film about a team of ambitious medical professionals attempting to bring dead patients back to life with a serum code-named “Lazarus”. Both movies share the similar message about immortality, especially on its side effects. However, “Self/Less” transfers a man’s consciousness into the body of a dead patient instead of bringing the soul back to the dead patient’s body.
“Downton Abbey” actor Matthew Goode will star in the movie as Albright, a scientist who helps Kingsley’s character transfer his consciousness into Reynolds’ character’s body. The movie also stars Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Victor Garber, and Derek Luke.
Check out the official trailer for Tarsem Singh’s “Self/Less” below:
“Self/Less” is slated for release on 31st July 2015.