Keanu Reeves recently rebranded as anti-hero, action -figure John Wick returns to science fiction with Replicas, a film that, based on the trailer, seems to have futuristic Frankenstein themes at the core of its narrative. Reeves is, of course, well known for his genre filled resume as an actor, with films such as the Bill and Ted (1989-present) time-travel comedies, Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and the Matrix (1999-2003) franchise to name a few.
Replicas takes place in a dystopic future that has technology more advanced than we have today. Reeves plays Will Foster, a synthetic biologist who loses his wife and children in a car accident and intends to bring them back by imprinting their minds into artificial brains with robotic bodies. What could go wrong? Pet Cemetary anyone?
The trailer suggests that this plan works about as well as any well-versed sci-fi fan would expect, with one of the newly imprinted robots about to panic, and Foster admitting that something has already gone dreadfully sideways somehow.
Replicas is a production of Entertainment Studios and Riverstone Pictures and is rated PG-13. Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and written by Chad St. John, and stars Keanu Reeves, Alice Even, Thomas Middleditch, Emily Alyn Lind, Emjay Anthony, Nyasha Hatendi and John Ortiz. The film, slated for a 2018 release date, with no exact timing announced.