With thanks to Empire Magazine, which brought the new Morgan film to WG’s attention.
They say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. And, just like father Ridley and siblings Jake and Jordan before him, Luke Scott is headed down the directorial path with his feature-length debut, Morgan.
The premise might sound a little shopworn – a group of people are trapped and subsequently hunted down – but there’s more to it than initially meets the eye. “[Morgan’s] a genetic facsimile of a human being. She’s not a robot, or an android, or a clone,” Scott told Empire, suggesting this is a different beast to last year’s A.I. sci-fi, Ex Machina.
Kate Mara plays the risk analyst tasked with assessing a scientific breakthrough in Scott’s “very violent” thriller, finding much more than she bargained for in five-year-old artificial human, Morgan (played by The Witch’s definitely-not-five-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy). “There’s an element of Frankenstein in there,” Scott continues. “It really asks questions about the philosophy, morality and ethics of genetic work.”