Morgan (2016 film)
|Directed by||Luke Scott|
|Written by||Seth Owen|
|Music by||Max Richter|
|Edited by||Laura Jennings|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$8.6 million|
Morgan is a 2016 British-American science fiction horror film directed by Luke Scott in his directorial debut and written by Seth Owen. The film features an ensemble cast, including Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti.
Filming began on May 26, 2015 in Northern Ireland. The film was released on September 2, 2016 by 20th Century Fox.
Lee Weathers (Kate Mara), a stern and self-contained young woman, is a risk-assessment specialist from a company that funds research projects devoted to creating artificial human beings. She is called in to investigate an incident involving one of their experiments. The company dispatches her to a remote location where one of the company’s most promising projects, a human hybrid called Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy), has violently lashed out at one of the scientists, Dr. Kathy Grieff (Jennifer Jason Leigh), after having a “tantrum”, in which she stabbed her in the eye with a pen. Over dinner with the scientists, Lee (who is revealed to be fluent in Chinese) discusses a previous incident at Helsinki with the lead scientists Dr. Lui Cheng (Michelle Yeoh) and Dr. Simon Ziegler (Toby Jones), in which most of the team of scientists were killed.