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Keanu Reeves brought a little treat to New York Comic Con.
On Thursday, he debuted the first trailer for Replicas, in which he plays Will Foster, a neuroscientist in Puerto Rico whose family dies in an accident. Before their deaths, he had been working on transferring human consciousness to a computer, and after the accident, he recruits his scientist pal (Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch) to try to bring then back to life with cutting edge cloning.
Will’s wife (Alice Eve) and kids are brought back to life, but they don’t realize they had died in the first place. Things only get more complicated from there, when he learns he is only able to bring three of his four family members back, and must decide which.
“There are some moral questions, some ethical questions in terms of re-creating life,” Reeves said at New York Comic Con.
The filmmakers, who spoke fondly of shooting in Puerto Rico, have set up a fund for relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
The film is from director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and screenwriter London Has Fallen writer Chad St. John.
No release date has been set, but it is expected for 2018.
Reeves also spoke about other projects in the future, among them, a third Bill & Ted movie to follow up the slacker hits from 1989 and 1991.
“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.”
Bill and Ted are supposed to have saved the world by writing a song, but they haven’t yet. They are older and have wives and kids who are growing up.
“The future comes and says you’ve got to write the song, and so begins facing the music,” said Reeveswho adds he hopes the movie gets made. “One day, hopefully before I’m 60.”
He also spoke about a reboot of The Matrix. He wouldn’t say much, but when the audience was asked if they wanted a Matrix remake, many expressed their displeasure. Reeves, in his silence, appeared to be exercising the proverb “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
“I mean, I don’t know. Anyway, I don’t know anything about it,” Reeves said.
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