Kate Mara and Anya Taylor-Joy have a daunting encounter in the trailer for the Ridley Scott-produced sci-fi thriller Morgan.

The trailer offers a cryptic look at the titular character, played by Taylor-Joy (previously on the horror film The Witch), a seemingly innocent “human” who is in fact quite threatening. Morgan is dangerous enough to be enclosed and confined so that a corporate troubleshooter and consultant, played by Mara, can help investigate what looks like a bloody and terrifying accident.

“Nice to meet you … in the flesh,” says Morgan to Mara’s character.

Written by Seth W. Owen and directed by Scott’s son, Luke, the film centres on the difficult decision of whether or not to eliminate this artificial being. Morgan is a teenager, but her capacities exceed most normal humans, and she’s evolving rapidly.

The trailer features echoey voices, of which Mara is one of them, grappling with the troubling reality of this “human”. Phrases like “she had a tantrum”, “Morgan’s behaviour was very unfortunate” and “she is an ‘it’ and ‘it’ has no rights”, all highlight the mystery of what or who exactly Morgan is and why she’s so dangerous.

Morgan also stars Rose Leslie, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook and Malaysian actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh. The 20th Century Fox film hits theaters on Sept 1 in Malaysia. – Reuters

Win tickets from Star2.com

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