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, from Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards, 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 full trailer. But we’re excited to explore more of this new sci-fi world. And we’ll have a chance to view it in a couple of different ways. The Creator will be released in theaters and IMAX.

The Creator‘s Official Trailer and Synopsis

Take a look at The Creator‘s official 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 above. But does a childlike form really change anything? We’ll just have to wait and see. As mentioned, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Gareth Edwards directs the movie, so it definitely has that going for it.

The Creator Trailer introduces AI artificial intelligence war with a childlike weapon
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The Creator‘s Theatrical and IMAX Release Date

20th Century StudiosThe Creator releases in movie theaters on September 29. The Creator will also be released in IMAX theaters on that date.

Originally published on May 17, 2023.