The Creator is the latest from filmmaker Gareth Edwards. It’s a bold new sci-fi feature that examines the relationship between humanity and AI. Setting this fascinating story in the future with such fantastical elements offers up an impressive effort from Edwards. The film stars John David Washington, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, and Sturgill Simpson, as well as a terrific performance from Allison Janney. It is a thought-provoking look at a subject matter that continues to make headlines, with a sci-fi twist thrown in.
We recently had the great pleasure of sitting down with Gareth in person. The filmmaker discussed why he took on this particular story. As well, the relevance of it has undoubtedly become far more fitting as of late. He opened up about that and continued to work in the world of science fiction. One of the best things about the film is the performance of young Madeleine Yuan Voyles as Alphie. Mr. Edwards talks about bringing her into this incredible world. The Creator opens this weekend at a theatre near you, and you can check out Chris Bumbray’s review here.
Here’s the synopsis: As a future war between the human race and artificial intelligence rages on, ex-special forces agent Joshua is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI. The Creator has developed a mysterious weapon that has the power to end the war and all of mankind. As Joshua and his team of elite operatives venture into enemy-occupied territory, they soon discover the world-ending weapon is actually an AI in the form of a young child.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/interview-gareth-edwards-the-creator/