A few cloned Keanus would keep a big chunk of the population happy (or just me – four or maybe five Reeveses would do, I’m not greedy).
In the meantime we’ve got a trailer for his upcoming sci fi flick Replicas (scroll down to watch). In the movie, Reeves’s character loses his wife and children in a car accident and then clones them.
He’s actually a synthetic biologist, and according to the trailer he’s *this* close to a breakthrough, so he does know what he’s doing rather than sitting there with Cloning For Dummies open on his knee trying to work it out after everyone dies.
But soon the police are after him, and everyone goes on the run as it turns out not only has he broken the laws of science, he’s broken the laws of the land too. And his family don’t even know they’ve died.
Like many recent Keanu films it’s got me thinking “wow why didn’t I think of that idea!” before realising two minutes later that the idea in question is completely bonkers. And after watching the film I’ve gone from having a good basic understanding of what it’s about to being utterly flummoxed – wtf are those robots? And why do cloned women always come out naked and sticky?
Bonkers is good though, as all of us glued to those Geostorm trailers will attest.
Reeves plays Will Foster, and Alice Eve is his wife Mona. Yes, another Hollywood movie wife with a hideous old fashioned name (sorry Monas of the world. At least you’ve got that song by the bloke from Neighbours to console yourselves with though.)
Someone should put me in charge of character names. Having been one of FIVE Sarahs, plus two Saras, in my class at school, once I’m wielding my red pen over the scripts all women in films will be called Sapphire, Clementine, Chelsee-Marie and various football clubs spelt backwards.
Replicas is directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (who wrote The Day After Tomorrow, which I’m still planning on watching in a couple of days) and is written by Chad St John, who wrote London Has Fallen. It’s also from the producers of stalker-in-space film Passengers which is unfortunate. No release date as yet, but I imagine it’ll be in early 2018.