“I didn’t defy every natural law that there is, just to lose you again.”
The first trailer for upcoming sci-fi Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves had its debut at this week’s New York Comic Con, and it promises a wealth of thrills.
In the film, Reeves plays neuroscientist William Foster, whose wife and three children are tragically killed in a car crash. With the help of friend, and fellow scientist Ed Whittle (Thomas Middleditch), William brings them back to life by cloning their bodies, and transferring their consciousness, using technology he had been working on before their deaths.
William’s wife (Alice Eve) and children are brought back to life, however, they don’t know that they were ever dead. For here, things only get more complicated, as William learns that he is only able to bring back three of his four family members, and so he must decide who must remain dead.
“There are some moral questions, some ethical questions in terms of re-creating life,” Reeves said, during the Replicas panel at NYCC.
The filmmakers spoke fondly of shooting in Puerto Rico, have also set up a relief fund in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Replicas, from director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and London Has Fallen screenwriter Chad St. John, is expected for release in 2018, but no official release date has been given.
On an unrelated Keanu Reeves matter, the actor also spoke about a follow up movie to 1989 and 1991 slacker movies, Bill & Ted.
“There’s a script out there. It’s called Bill & Ted Face the Music. We’re just trying to get it made. Show business is tough,” said Reeves. “It’s a cautionary tale.”
In the movie, Bill and Ted are supposed to have saved the world by writing a song, but they haven’t yet – they’re older and have wives and children who are growing up. “The future comes and says you’ve got to write the song, and so begins facing the music,” Reeves explained, adding that he hopes the movie gets made. “One day, hopefully before I’m 60.”