Final “The Creator” Trailer Finds John David Washington in a Fight for the Fate of Humanity
Writer/director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue One) is as comfortable with massive stakes as he is with heady sci-fi stories populated with complex characters. With The Creator, he’s tackling both as he turns his attention to our growing unease with the rapid expansion of artificial intelligence in a film that puts a human face on the algorithms of doom.
The final trailer for The Creator introduces us to the owner of that face, a little girl named Alphie (Madeleine Yuna Voyles), who is far from your average elementary school student. Alphie is a humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence that is believed to be the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. She was created by the architect of a robot rebellion against humanity that began with a nuclear detonation in Los Angeles and has led to an outright war between humanity and the robot world.
Joshua (John David Washington), an ex-special forces agent grieving his wife’s disappearance (Gemma Chan), is recruited to take Alphie out. Joshua leads a team across enemy lines into AI-controlled territory to destroy the weapon and end the war. That’s when he meets Alphie, and his mission becomes desperately muddled by the realization she is, in essence, only a child.
Joining Washington, Voyles, and Chan is a top-notch cast that includes Ken Watanabe (Inception), Allison Janey (I, Tonya), and Sturgill Simpson (Dog). Edwards directs from a script he co-wrote with Chris Weitz, his collaborator from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Check out the final trailer here. The Creator hits theaters on September 29:
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Featured image: John David Washington as Joshua in 20th Century Studios’ THE CREATOR. Photo by Oren Soffer. © 2023 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.