The long-in-development science fiction film ‘Replicas’ is finally slated to come out. The film, which stars Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve, will go wide on January 11, 2019, a time when it is not likely to have much competition. Reeves plays Will Foster, a “daring neuroscientist” (I said it was “science fiction!”) working in the field of Alzheimer’s research, who attempts to replicate the brains of his family after they are killed in a car accident, “even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.”
Reeves was first signed to star in this picture in 2014, with Tanya Wexler attached to direct, but after some delays, Jeffrey Nachmanoff took over. ‘Replicas’ comes courtesy of Lotus Entertainment and di Bonaventura Pictures, and Entertainment Studios, who bought the distribution rights for $4 million at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Chad St. John penned the screenplay, based on a story by Stephen Hamel. The film also stars Emjay Anthony, Aria Lyric Leabu, Emily Alyn Lind, Thomas Middleditch, and John Ortiz.
Although there appears to be some action in the film, it mainly looks like a serious drama. Check the trailer out for yourself.
Also, here are two posters for the film:
Back when this project was first in the works, Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel of Lotus Entertainment stated:
“We loved the notion of taking the ‘how far will a man go to save his family’ story hook and then adding a high concept sci-fi twist. Keanu has obviously had a lot of success in the sci-fi genre, and we are excited to have him anchoring a story, which we believe will have great appeal to audiences across the globe.”
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura worked with Reeves on ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Constantine’. Regarding ‘Replicas’ he stated:
“I have always been impressed by (his) ability to bring a genuine level of humanity to the sci-fi genre through his performance. I am looking forward to collaborating with Keanu once again on this unique take on what lengths a person will go to alter the past, and the implications of those actions.”
‘Replicas’ will be released on January 11, 2019.