Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
    Gareth Edwards Shows Solidarity with Cast Amidst SAG-AFTRA Strike

    Filmmaker Gareth Edwards expressed his support for the cast of his movie, The Creator, during a junket day and a special screening at the TCL Grauman Chinese Theatre. The SAG-AFTRA strike has been ongoing for 67 days, and Edwards wanted to show his solidarity with the actors involved in his $80M sci-fi film. He wore rotating black T-shirts with the names of the cast members during a series of press video interviews, and even recorded a special message with the audience at the Chinese Theatre.

    The Creator deals with a war between humans and A.I. robots, which is a topic that is on the minds of many in Hollywood. The film stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Ken Watanabe, and others. The story revolves around Washington’s character, Joshua, who is protecting a robotic child that is the key to the robots’ war on humans. Edwards co-wrote the movie with Chris Weitz, known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

    During a trailer drop, Edwards mentioned that the executives were interested in the backstory of the war between humans and A.I. He explained that A.I. was portrayed as the “other,” the group that people wanted to eliminate. However, the creation of A.I. led to intriguing developments in the story.

    The Creator is set to release on September 29 in theaters, and will also be available in IMAX and PLF screens.

    Sources: Deadline