Aussie actor/filmmaker Leigh Whannell, known for the Saw and Insidious franchises, is behind this crazy-looking Australian sci-fi film.
Take a look at the bloody red band trailer Blumhouse has unveiled for Upgrade, which is set in the near-future and follows Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green), a technophobe whose world is turned upside down after his wife is brutally murdered he is left paralysed. His only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem, which can take control of his body and kick some serious ass when given the chance.
As the red band trailer below shows, this is going to be one in-your-face, nutty outing, with a dark sense of humour providing some levity to all the carnage. It’s like RoboCop meets John Wick, and it looks like a lot of fun. The fact that this Jason Blum-produced pic happens to be Australian is certainly refreshing, too.
We’ve also a Green Band trailer for those after less crimson.
Upgrade, also starring Betty Gabriel and Harrison Gilbertson, will open in the U.S. on June 1. Madman Entertainment is releasing the film in Australia; no domestic release date has been announced as yet.
And the safe-for-work Green Band version:
Official synopsis for Upgrade:
UPGRADE is a thrilling and hyper violent vision of the future from the producers of GET OUT and THE PURGE, and the creator of SAW and INSIDIOUS.
After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.