John David Washington and Gemma Chan star in Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi action adventure, The Creator, which sees a futuristic special agent befriending an AI child that could destroy the world.
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Amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, The Creator follows Joshua (Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Chan), is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war… and mankind itself. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory… only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child.
Directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One), from a screenplay by Edwards, and Chris Weitz (Rogue One, The Golden Compass), the movie stars John David Washington (Tenet), Gemma Chan (Eternals), Ken Watanabe (Inception), Sturgill Simpson (The Hunt), Madeleine Yuna Voyles, and Allison Janney (The West Wing).
“I went on a road trip across America through the farmlands of the Midwest and saw this strange factory in the middle of this tall grass. The way I’m wired is I picture everything as science fiction,” Gareth Edwards recently said when asked where he got the idea of the story. “I thought, what if it was a robot factory? What would you think if you were a robot being built? What would you think the first time you stepped outside into the world? All the way home, I kept having more ideas that kept fleshing out the story.
“By the time we arrived, I had this sort of had the whole film in my head, which is usually a really good sign that you’re on to something that you’re going to enjoy making.”
The Creator will be released in cinemas on 29 September.