Video: The plot of Australian film Upgrade sounds like a modern spin on RoboCop or The Six Million Dollar Man. It’s about a paraplegic man who gets implanted with a mysterious new technology that makes him an ultra-powerful, deadly killer. The timing works out too because his wife was recently murdered and he wants revenge.
Tom Hardy doppleganger Logan Marshall Green stars in Upgrade. Photo: Blumhouse
Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, the co-creator of Saw and Insidious, Upgrade premiered at South by Southwest last month. Our own Evan Narcisse called it a “crowdpleaser with bite” and said that despite it obviously being influenced by classic sci-fi of the ’70s and ’80s, Whannell did his best to avoid and upend those tropes. Now there are two trailers to illustrate just that.
Here’s the standard green band trailer for Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade.
And here’s the decidedly more violent red-band trailer.
Even without Evan’s rave review (or the knowledge that it picked up a SXSW Audience Award), this movie just looks like it has a ton of awesome sci-fi action potential. Upgrade, which stars Logan Marshall-Green and Betty Gabriel, opens in US theatres on June 1. An Australian release date has not yet been confirmed.