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UPGRADE’s First Action-Packed Trailer Looks Like Sci-Fi Cyberpunk Awesomeness

UPGRADE’s First Action-Packed Trailer Looks Like Sci-Fi Cyberpunk Awesomeness

You know the days when you’re so tired, frustrated, or unprepared, you’d love nothing more than to turn on a personal autopilot that could take over? Like a setting in our brains to get us through the moments when we aren’t up to the task. But you know when it would really come in handy? When we were seeking revenge against the men who killed our wife, like in the upcoming sci-fi action movie Upgrade, which shows how dangerous we could become someday  if we give ourselves over entirely to a machine.

The first fantastic trailer for the cyberpunk film–which is set in the near future–introduces us to Logan Marshall-Green‘s technophobe Grey TraceDespite his fears about technology in a world where it already controls almost everything, he has an experimental computer chip implanted in his neck to help him walk again after he was paralyzed during an attack where his wife was killed. But “Stem,” who is like an internal, dystopian modern version of Kit from Knight Rider, does much more than just get him up and about again, it turns Grey into a nearly indestructible vessel and a bio-killing machine.

Considering what Marshall-Green has to convey in those fight scenes–that he isn’t actually in control of his own movements–it’s massively impressive he really isn’t letting a computer move in.

We’re excited by the idea of the movie, which feels like it isn’t far from being a reality. That’s why it’s terrifying to think what could happen if “Stem” decides he should make all the decisions. We know what happened to Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2… Maybe we don’t want an autopilot setting for our brains after all.

Directed by Leigh Whannell (Insidious: Chapter 3), you can Upgrade your movie going experience when the film comes to theaters on June 1.

What do you think of this first trailer? Don’t go on autopilot, share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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