25 May 2016 1:16 PM +00:00 UTC

Sci-Fi Thriller 'Morgan' Teaser Trailer Introduces Us To Its Mysterious Character

20th Century Fox has released the teaser trailer for its upcoming sci-fi thriller, Morgan.

Morgan is the directorial debut of Luke Scott, legendary filmmaker Ridley Scotts son. It follows the story of corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) tasked to investigate and study synthetic life form inside a top-secret facility.

Morgan, played by Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), is a rapidly-evolving humanoid. While the title character appears like a normal human, her full capabilities, and evolution at that, is a complete mystery.

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As the narration in the teaser trailer goes, Morgan is already talking and walking at one month old, and at six months, she’s already a self-sufficient human.

The narration in the trailer went on to say:“She exceeds our wildest expectations.”

Her full form is yet to be revealed, but it’s clear from the beginning of the trailer that she is definitely dangerous and hard to understand and eliminate, which seems is what Mara’s character wants to do.

Morgan, who in the movie is in her adolescence, begins to act out against her creators, beginning a series of horrific events that it seems would take the lives of Mara and her team.

Take a look at the teaser trailer for yourself:

 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Luke Scott explained how Morgan is an artificial life form engineered with superhuman strength and distinctive link to the online world:

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...her capacity for intelligence is far greater than the average human being. … But without giving too much away, we can develop a creature which has all of these physical attributes, but what about the emotion and what it means to be a human? That is something that cannot be implanted, it has to be learned.

From Scott’s explanation, it seems to me this life and death chase between the humans and Morgan is akin to that scene in Jurassic Park where the velociraptors, which have incredible strength and intelligence, are chasing the humans.

I’m not sure what to expect with this movie, but the teaser trailer certainly piqued my curiosity. I would have to see future trailers though to assess whether it’s worth seeing in theaters.

Morgan is slated for release on September 2.