“Morgan, do you consider yourself a person?”
Directed by son of English film director and producer Sir Ridley Scott, Luke Scott, “Morgan” is an upcoming American science fiction thriller film that centres on a bioengineered child (read: artificial human) named Morgan who starts to become dangerous.
In speaking about the movie prior to the trailer’s release, Luke Scott (who is making his directing debut with “Morgan”) told EW, “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. And what I suspect could happen – we’ve seen it in all these movies, whether it’s Frankenstein or Metropolis – it’s the creation of a being that is greater than the creator.”
“That is fascinating to me, and it definitely feels like a next stage of evolution in the real world,” he added.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“Morgan (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) is not like other girls. Created and raised in a laboratory environment by a group of scientists, she defies nature with her super-human qualities. Walking and talking within one month and self-sufficient after just six, her rapid progression is remarkable, exceeding the expectations of her creators. After Morgan has a ‘tantrum’ in which she almost kills some of the scientists, Lee Weathers (played by Kate Mara), a corporate consultant, is called in to make the ultimate choice of ‘terminating’ Morgan or letting her live before she causes anymore havoc and escapes into the outside world.”
Watch the trailer below:
Written by Seth Owen, “Morgan” also features a large ensemble cast consisting of Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Giamatti.
The movie is slated to be released in cinemas nationwide on 1st September 2016.