Godzilla and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards returns to the screen after a gap of seven years, with a new high-concept sci-fi tale – The Creator. According to the blurb for the release of the teaser trailer:

“Amid a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war—and mankind itself.”

John David Washington stars as Joshua. With his team of elite operatives, he will journey across enemy lines into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory and discover the troubling truth about everything he thinks he is fighting for.

In February 2020, Gareth Edwards signed on to direct and write an untitled science fiction project for New Regency, along with Rogue One (2016) co-producer Kiri Hart serving as producer. Filming began under the radar in Thailand on January 17, 2022, with Greig Fraser and Oren Soffer serving as cinematographers. Principal photography on the film wrapped on May 30, 2022.

Extended clips from the movie were shown at this year’s CinemaCon and the reaction was reported as outstanding. Ken Watanabe, Gemma Chan, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney, and newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles also star in the film.

We love it when a movie comes out of nowhere, with nearly no warning, and makes you sit up and take notice. Edwards trademark visuals are on display and it perhaps reminds you of what could have been with Rogue One before Lucasfilm edited it out from under him.

The AI-centric storyline feels timely, with a huge amount of discussion in the press about the benefits, pitfalls, and dangers of this new technology we may be about to unleash upon ourselves.

The Creator debuts in cinemas on September 29th.

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