AI has become one of the hottest topics of conversation today. Artificial intelligence makes it easy to create images, digitally animate or reanimate actors and actresses, and even threatens to write its own scripts (partly sparking the current Hollywood writers’ strike). Is). However, in the upcoming 20th Century Studios film The Creator, AI is at its most dangerous: a technology fully capable of wiping out humanity from Earth.
The first trailer opens in a vast area surrounded by water and futuristic-like buildings. A little boy asks John David Washington’s (‘Tenet’) character Joshua about heaven and whether Joshua will ever get there. His response, “No. You have to be a good person to go to heaven.” As the trailer continues, Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ plays and we see footage of explosions and gunfire, humanity at war against an Artificial Intelligence that has rebelled against us.
‘The Creator’ will largely focus on Joshua, a former Special Forces agent who is grieving after the disappearance of his wife (Gemma Chan). In the midst of his grief, Joshua is recruited to track down the “Creator”, the elusive mind behind the advanced AI. But the Creator not only created the technology to wage war, but also the weapon that can end it… and he looks just like the little boy we saw at the beginning of the trailer.
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The film is written, directed and produced by Gareth Edwards, who is responsible for the first ‘Godzilla’ reboot film and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, the film that introduced the character who stars in the film . For many this is the best Star Wars series on Disney+, ‘Endor’. Along with Washington and Chan, the film stars Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney, and newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles.
The release of “The Creator” marks another AI-focused project, which is trendier than ever following the Hollywood writers’ strike and the premiere of “Mrs. Davis’ new series from the creator of ‘Lost’ on HBO Max Spain in which a nun confronts an artificial intelligence that rules the world via a mobile app.
“The Creator” opens in theaters on September 29.
Fran Chico Fran is a film and series specialist, specializing in cultural outreach and film criticism.