On June 1, prepare for a world where the line between humanity and technology blurs as Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade hits theaters. A film that I hailed as “…a pure adrenaline shot of sci-fi body horror thrills“, Upgrade got SXSW audiences cheering and clapping the whole way through. I promise you that this is one film you do not want to miss out on!
“After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.”
In anticipation of the film’s release, we’ve got our hands on a VERY NSFW clip that shows off Marshall-Green’s character Grey and the abilities that he has once he allows STEM, his implant, to take over. Expertly mixing humor with physical intensity, this clip ends in a truly gruesome shocker that still makes me shiver. Check it out above and get ready for Upgrade!
Written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and stars Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus, The Invitation) and Betty Gabriel (Get Out). The film is released through BH Tilt.