The Scott name in filmmaking has become legendary with brothers Ridley and Tony making some of the most iconic films in the last 40 years including Alien, Blade Runner, The Hunger, True Romance, and Prometheus. Ridley’s son, Luke Scott, continues the filmmaking family dynasty with his feautre directorial debut, Morgan, a new techno-paranoia thriller preying on the fear of the unknown. Luke Scott is no stranger to Sci-Fi having made the impressive short film Loom back in 2012. Loom was an accomplishment as the short was made to showcase the new 4K RED camera technology. Scott took the opportunity to make a truly satisfying dystopian short that not only looked great, but told a compelling story. I was very impressed with Loom and am excited to see what Scott can do with a feature length film.
Morgan looks to satisfy fans of techno-paranoia driven works like The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, pressing hard on our fears of what we don’t understand. In the movie, Morgan is the result of a successful experiment combining human and bio engineered synthetic DNA. As with most Sci-Fi films where people try to create the “next step in human evolution”, it does not end well. Luke Scott’s eye for composition and color is displayed and boosted by a creepy soundtrack in the trailer.
Shrouded in mystery, the title character Morgan is an enigma for the audience, while the second trailer reveals the film might have more slasher elements in the third act. Along with Ridley Scott producing, the film boosts an impressively stellar cast featuring Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film showcases the potential future of biological engineering and evolution utilizing sleek and intelligent filmmaking.
Synopsis: A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
Find out what Morgan is September 2nd, in theaters everywhere.