SCI-FI FILM ‘REPLICAS’ STARRING KEANU REEVES
“There is a reason human cloning is banned.”
Entertainment Studios has debuted a third (and likely final) trailer for the sci-fi thriller titled Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves as a mad scientists who tries to figure out how to bring back his family after they are killed in a car accident. He eventually tries to clone them but we all know how that turns out. The first trailer for this showed up last fall, almost a year ago, and then the film just disappeared for a while. Waiting in limbo until recently. They dropped another new trailer a few months ago, and now there’s a release date – January 2019. That’s quite a delay. The full cast includes Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, Emily Alyn Lind, John Ortiz, Emjay Anthony, and Nyasha Hatendi. At least this film finally has a solid release date, but I still don’t think anyone is going to go see it. Oh well. READ MORE
HOW SCARY IS ‘REPLICAS?’ THE NEW KEANU REEVES SCI-FI MOVIE IS AN EMOTIONAL AI NIGHTMARE
About 20 years after Keanu Reeves starred in one of the most acclaimed sci-fi movies ever, the actor is leading a new movie with a trailer that seems to suggest another glitch in the matrix. In Replicas, out Jan. 11, Reeves plays a neuroscientist named William Foster, whose family dies in a tragic car accident. William, playing god with science, brings his family back to life by cloning them. As if that’s not bone-chilling enough, the grieving father’s sci-fi mission takes a dark turn when the police attempt to stop William’s experiment and a battle between robots and humans commences. Replicas is actually way scarier than you might expect, because William’s sci-fi scheme goes horribly wrong. READ MORE
KEANU REEVES & ALICE EVE INTERVIEW: REPLICAS
Keanu Reeves is an actor recognized around the world, probably best known for his role of Neo in The Matrix trilogy. He has starred in a wide range of films including, Point Break, A Walk in the Clouds, and John Wick. His most recent movie is Replicas, where he plays William Foster, a scientist who attempts to bring back his family after they die in a car accident.
Alice Eve has starred in dozens of films including Men in Black 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. And she has also appeared on television shows such as Entourage, Black Mirror, and Iron Fist. In Replicas, she plays Mona Foster, the wife of Reeves’ character. READ MORE
REPLICAS MARKS A BOX OFFICE LOW FOR KEANU REEVES
Whoa. Keanu Reeves was thinkin’ he’s back with Replicas, but not too many fans cared to join him. The sci-fi thriller just got a wide release in theaters … and maybe it shouldn’t have? That wide release — more than 1,000 theaters — set it up for an unfortunate new record in the star’s career.
According to a Saturday report from Deadline, Replicas will make about $2.4 million, marking the lowest wide release opening of Keanu Reeves’ career. It’s actually playing in 2,329 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. THR had projected Replicas to make $4M-$7M in its opening weekend, after the film was purchased by Entertainment Studios for $4 million at the Toronto Film Festival. This estimate from Deadline isn’t necessarily the final story — we’ll get the official weekend rundown on Sunday — but it’s not good. READ MORE
THE SILENCE OF KEANU REEVES’ HEROES
The actor has built a career out of playing men of few words, which is why ‘Replicas‘ feels like a departure.
Keanu Reeves is best served as an actor when he can be a man of few words. As a physical presence on screen, he’s often able to communicate a single-minded, fierce sensibility. That taciturn, strong-but-silent quality is one of the reasons why the two John Wick films he’s starred in over the last few years (with a third on the way this summer) work so well. John Wick doesn’t communicate with his words. He communicates with his body and his weapons. No doubt, the John Wick franchise has given Reeves’ career new life, but life is ironically what’s lacking from both his performance and the entirety of his new film Replicas. READ MORE
FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: ‘ON THE BASIS OF SEX’ EXPANDS, KEANU REEVES’ ‘REPLICAS’ BOMBS
The Upside was not the only opener yesterday. Sony distributed A Dog’s Way Home this weekend and have thus far earned $3.3 million for their troubles. The Sony/Bona film release is based on W. Bruce Cameron’s novel, but it is not a sequel to Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose. That Universal/Comcast and Amblin release earned a whopping $64m domestic and $205m worldwide (including $88m in China). It will see its sequel (A Dog’s Journey… foolishly NOT titled A Dog’s Revenge)ironically opening against Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter 3 this May.
Reeves also has a movie out this weekend, but more on that in a moment. READ MORE