Writer/Director Leigh Whannell Discusses UPGRADE!
strong>UPGRADE is a Cronenbergian influenced fast-paced action thrill ride and the latest feature from writer/director Leigh Whannell (SAW, INSIDIOUS) and Blumhouse Productions (GET OUT, THE PURGE). We were fortunate enough to catch up with Leigh for a chat while he was in Melbourne last week to promote the film.
After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralysed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.
UPGRADE is now showing in cinemas across Australia.