The trailer, however, shows much more than simply Ryan stuck in the back of a van, we are given ambiguous flashes to various interconnected sequences – some suggesting that whatever has been done to Ryan in the back of the van, enhancements through use of futuristic technology, might be about to happen to the rest of humanity. A large part of it has to do with mind control, although it appears that whoever is trying to control the Earth’s population might have quite the rebellion on their hands. The marketing campaign for the film is very reminiscent of The Matrix, with the very premise and the notions of reality it conveys to be brought into question.
Clarke has appeared in several films in recent years, including 2013’s Star Trek into Darkness. He is not one to shy away from science-fiction, having played a prominent role on the revived series of Doctor Who alongside David Tennant and Billie Piper. The film also stars Ian Somerhalder (of Lost fame), Brian Cox (antagonist of The Bourne Identity and X-Men 2), Alexis Knapp (who appeared in last year’s Cavemen) as well as Luke Hemsowrth (older brother of Thor and Gale) in an unnamed role.
The film is currently in post-production and will hit theatres later this year.