What happens when you take a “James Bond” movie together with a “Taken” movie and merge it? Well, you’d get a new technology-thriller titled, “I.T.”.
“Privacy is over. It’s a whole new world,” the trailer says. On one hand, you have Pierce Brosnan starring as the rugged sexy millionaire dad figure, and on the other, a creepy sick youth whose vast knowledge on technology allows him access to new levels of stalking and harassment. Pandemonium and havoc soon ensues with a simple touch of a button.
The official synopsis of the movie is as follows:
“Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home”. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed (Animal Kingdom’s James Frecheville), starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs to rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis.”
“I.T.” is essentially about an aging successful man doing battle with a young demented hacker who uses his expertise to make Regan and his family’s lives a living hell. Although the whole thing looks like it could come off very cliche, the story plot still seems interesting. Add to the fact that it’s been awhile since we had a proper “modern technology can be harmful” thriller, “I.T.” might just surprise you.
Did you know that Taylor Swift’s baby brother, Austin, will also be making his acting big screen debut in “I.T.”? We’re not exactly sure what his role is in the movie, but we do know that the 24-year-old Notre Dame graduate will be playing a supporting character named Lance in the action-packed movie. Pause around 1:31 mark to catch a glimpse of Austin in action.
Back in September last year, the pop star posted a movie screenshot of her brother on Instagram with the caption, “My brother @austinkingsleyswift just acted in his first movie and I’m all proud and stuff.” Aw… How sweet ;)
Check out the official trailer below:
Directed by John Moore (who previously helmed “The Omen”, “A Good Day to Die Hard”), “I.T.” also stars Anna Friel (“Limitless”) and Stefanie Scott (“Insidious: Chapter 3”) as Brosnan’s wife and daughter.
“I.T.” is slated for release on 23rd September 2016.