By Creative Media TimesKeanu Reeves is back in the sci-fi genre in Entertainment Studios’ “Replicas,” an upcoming thriller from director Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Nachmanoff last directed a full length film in 2013 with the Arnold Schwarzenegger starred “The Last Stand.”
Based on the creepy trailer, the film seems to have plenty of horror elements. Here we see Reeves’ Will Foster character attempt to bring back his family to life after a tragic car accident. “We’re going to replicate the human mind,” says Reeves’ Will Foster. “We are going to take his biological brain, imprinted that of a synthetic brain.”
But as see in the clip, things go horribly wrong and violent after synthetic body and the human mind struggle to co-exist. “Who am I,” the replica says.
Reeves has had success in the sci-fi and thriller genre before including the highly successful “The Matrix” film series, 2008’s Scott Derrickson directed “The Day the Earth Stood Still”.
He’s had career revival the past few years following the success of the neo-noir action thriller “John Wick” (2014) and its sequel “John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017).
“Replicas” also stars Alice Eve, John Ortiz. The film has not been given an official US release date. A peek at its IMDB page shows the film lands in a few European countries later this year.
Here is the film’s (spoilerific) synopsis:
In this sci-fi thriller, neuro-scientist William Foster (Keanu Reeves) is on the verge of successfully transferring human consciousness into a computer when his family is tragically killed in a car crash. Desperate to resurrect them, William recruits fellow scientist Ed Whittle (Thomas Middleditch) to help him secretly clone their bodies and create replicas. But he soon faces a “Sophie’s choice” when it turns out that they can only bring three of the four family members back to life.