There aren't many sci-fi films thus far in 2016 that haven't been either the next installment in a franchise or only so-so. It feels like we're living in the space between Star Wars films hoping for an indie Ex Machina-type film to shake us up and give us some sci-fi originality. Well, looks like we may be getting our first sci-fi breath of fresh air on September 2 when Morgan hits theaters.
The debut feature from director Luke Scott, produced by his father Ridley Scott, Morgan is loosely described as thus:
“A corporate risk-management consultant has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being’s life that was made in a laboratory environment.”
The film stars Kata Mara as Lee, the risk-management consultant, and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as the titular Morgan. Movie Pilot's Kristin Lai was able to sit down to chat with both stars, carefully avoiding spoilers (what IS Morgan?), and asking the actors what made this film a must for them to do professionally and a must-watch for all us expectant sci-fi enthusiasts. Watch below.
Good to hear the script's action was a major determinate in them both choosing to do the film. Looks like we can expect some rigorous performances, and if the trailer is any indication, quite a bit of blood. Additionally, both ladies play particularly "stoic" characters, with Mara describing Lee as "calculated, trained, and cold." Makes us wonder which character will come out on top.
So wars in the stars and aliens be damned, those of us hankering for some solid science-based thrills have something to look forward to.
Be sure to check out the trailer below to start your guesses as to what exactly Morgan is, or more importantly, how "it" can be stopped.
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