Saturday, 27 August 2016

Luke Scott discusses his science fiction thriller Morgan

They say the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. And, just like father Ridley and siblings Jake and Jordan before him, Luke Scott is heading down the directorial path with his feature length debut, Morgan.

The premise might sound a little shopworn – a group of people are trapped and subsequently hunted down – but there is more to it than initially meets the eye. "[Morgan's] a genetic facsimile of a human being. She's not a robot, or an android, or a clone," Scott told Empire magazine, suggesting this is a different beast to last year's artificial intelligence, Ex Machina (2015).

Kate Mara (The Martian) plays the risk analyst tasked with assessing a scientific breakthrough in Scott's violent thriller, finding much more than she bargained for in five-year-old artificial human, Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy). "There's an element of Frankenstein in there," Scott continues. "It really asks questions about the philosophy, morality and ethics of genetic work."

Morgan will arrive in cinemas 2 September.

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