WATCH: The final trailer for sci-fi thriller The Creator, starring John David Washington
The final trailer has been released for sci-fi thriller The Creator.
The official premise reads:
'Amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, 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'
It is directed by Gareth Edwards of Rogue One and Monsters fame and stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, and Allison Janney.
Edwards co-wrote the screenplay alongside Chris Weitz, and the former has cited Apocalypse Now, Baraka, Blade Runner, Akira, Rain Man, The Hit, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Paper Moon as major influences.
In 2019, Edwards started the development of his project by visiting various locations, hoping to inspire the look of the movie.
"I took a camera and a 1970s anamorphic lens, we went location-scouting in Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Nepal," he revealed.
"Our whole plan was just to go to the greatest locations in the world, because the cost of a flight is way less than the cost of building a set. We were going to hopscotch around the world and shoot this film, then layer in the science-fiction on top afterwards. If our film is trying to achieve something visually, it’s trying to feel real in terms of science-fiction."
The movie was previously called True Love, and Edwards has explained why the title was eventually changed to The Creator:
"It sounded too much like a romantic comedy, and that message would confuse potential audiences who weren't familiar with the film's plot or trailer."
The Creator trailer
Action / Scifi
2023 • 133 minutes