New Clip from Ridley Scott's "Morgan" Shows Why You Shouldn't Piss Off a Mutant

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 - 4:26PM
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 - 4:26PM
New Clip from Ridley Scott's "Morgan" Shows Why You Shouldn't Piss Off a Mutant
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The first full clip from the Ridley Scott-produced Morgan is here, and it shows Paul Giamatti seriously trying his luck with a superpowered genetically engineered being, played by the ever-creepy star of The Witch, Anya Taylor-Joy:


The film stars Taylor-Joy as the titular Morgan, an experimental bioengineered child who grows extremely rapidly (the 20-year-old actress is playing a six-month-old), and apparently has telekinetic powers. Fantastic Four and The Martian's Kate Mara co-stars as a corporate consultant sent to investigate an incident involving the potentially dangerous child and decide whether to terminate her, which leads to lots of ethical questions and horror movie antics.

Morgan will be helmed by Ridley Scott's son, Luke, in his directorial debut. Scott stated in June that the movie would focus on "human beings becoming the creator. Not in a traditional religious sense, but an idea that we have the capabilities to become our own creator... we've seen it in all these movies, whether it's Frankenstein or Metropolis - it's the creation of a being that is greater than the creator." If this sounds familiar, that's because it is, but the screenplay by newcomer Seth Owen has been getting great buzz, and even made the 2014 Black List, which awards the ten most well-reviewed unproduced screenplays.

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A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent "human," who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
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Morgan hits theaters on September 2.
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