It’s a complicated time for the prospect of artificial intelligence. More than ever, it seems like all the movies warning us about the threat of A.I. have more than a little merit to them. The latest of this ilk, a movie called The Creator seems to really understand the dangers posed by giving A.I. too much power and control over our lives. But at the same time, it also goes out of its way to humanize the artificial intelligence—a fascinating prospect. Where exactly The Creator falls on the morality of A.I. isn’t clear from its first teaser trailer. But we’re excited to explore more of this new sci-fi world.
Take a look at The Creator‘s first trailer below.
The synopsis for The Creator illuminates more of the plot we see in the trailer. It shares:
Amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua (John David Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Gemma Chan), 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. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory… only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child.
Joshua even reminds the A.I. child to buckle its seatbelt in The Creator‘s teaser trailer. But does a childlike form really change anything? We’ll just have to wait and see. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Gareth Edwards directs the movie, so it definitely has that going for it.
20th Century Studios‘ The Creator releases in theaters on September 29.