Crackle revealed a trailer, key art and photos for the network’s original movie In the Cloud, which explores the evolution of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, and what happens when it’s used by those with questionable interests.
The story is set in the near future where dozens of people are killed in attacks by a serial terrorist bomber, and focuses on the narratives of two estranged tech geniuses.
Brought together by the mysterious death of their mentor, they overcome their differences to create a perfect cutting-edge technology with the goal of invading the terrorist’s memories using a VR environment to pinpoint the remaining bombs and prevent countless more casualties. But hiding in the shadows are those with secret agendas who seek to utilize the “memory cloud” to create and control what can only be described as a digital afterlife.
In their race to thwart the attacks, this heroes inadvertently create an AI so powerful it may change the very meaning of life and death for the future of humanity.
In the Cloud stars Nora Arnezeder (Safe House, The Words, Mozart in the Jungle), Gabriel Byrne (An L.A. Minute, Usual Suspects), Justin Chatwin (Shameless, War of the Worlds), Tomiwa Edun (The Hour, Merlin, Bates Motel) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad).
It is directed by Robert Scott Wildes (Poor Boy) and written by Vanya Asher. The movie is produced by Imperative Entertainment’s Tim Kring, Justin Levy, Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Little Island Productions in the U.K. Jillian Apfelbaum from Imperative Entertainment and Automatik’s Chris Goble also serve as co-producers.
The full-length feature will be released on February 6 through the Crackle app on PlayStation systems before a wider premiere on February 8.