It’s been a solid couple of years for wild sci-fi yarns, and Self/less adds to the mix by turning things up a notch with a story that, at least in large part, takes place inside someone’s head… sort of. Ryan Reynolds may have the most time on screen, but it’s Ben Kingsley‘s brain running him at the time, and the story revolves around what happens when the new “mind transfer” procedure seems to go wrong.
Apparently, though the new clip below lays out the sales pitch to an extremely wealthy Ben Kingsley, the functionality of the idea isn’t as straightforward as we would like to believe, and ultimately Kingsley’s character discovers that, in some sense at least, he isn’t alone in his new home.
Hitting July 10th, this is going to be one to make you think, though it is still a bit unclear to what extent it is heading for action-packed chase, as people are apparently out to protect secrets. The trailer below adds more detail surrounding the need for Reynolds to have a gun so much of the time.
Hopefully, this will get director Tarsem Singh more positive exposure. An absolute genius of visual style, he has been a point of hope for critics since 2006’s The Fall, but Immortals and Mirror Mirror, both also visual masterpiece’s, didn’t win over audiences to the degree that might have been expected.
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Self/less Movie Trailer
In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.