The Creator is an upcoming American science fiction action thriller film directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay written by Edwards and Chris Weitz, and a story from Edwards. The film stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, and Allison Janney.
Release date: September 29, 2023 (USA)
Director: Gareth Edwards
Budget: 86.1 million USD
Distributed by: 20th Century Studios
Cinematography: Greig Fraser; Oren Soffer
Production companies: Regency Enterprises; Entertainment One; New Regency
The Creator Trailer
The Creator Movie Storyline:
Amid a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua (John David Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war—and mankind itself.
The Creator Release Date
The Creator is set to open on September 29, 2023. Currently, the only other film scheduled to open on that date is Paramount’s animated sequel PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie. The film was initially scheduled to release on October 6, 2023.
The Creator Cast
Of course, the film cannot simply rely on the pulling power of Gareth Edwards’s involvement. However, his announcement as being in charge of the project back in 2020 has played a part in securing the incredible plethora of talent that has indeed been cast in this film. Back in May 2021, it was announced that John David Washington would play the lead role in the film, which was later revealed as Joshua. It was also announced that Danny McBride (The Righteous Gemstones) and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) would also be starring in the film, but the two actors eventually dropped out of the project, with Sturgill Simpson (The Hunt) and Ken Watanabe (Godzilla) taking over the roles. The rest of the cast of The Creator includes Academy Award winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya), newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles, and Gemma Chan (Eternals) who will be playing the wife of Washington’s character.
It isn’t just the cast that is pivotal to a film’s success, and Gareth Edwards can’t do it on his own. Luckily there is a great crew assembled for The Creator, including the likes of Academy Award winner Greig Fraser (Dune) and Oren Soffer (Fixation), who will be applying their fantastic experience as cinematographers to what is setting up to be a true visual treat. Fraser previously worked with Edwards on Rogue One. The story comes from Edwards, who then co-wrote the script alongside Academy Award nominee Chris Weitz (Rogue One). Edwards also produced the film alongside Kiri Hart (Star Wars: Rebels), Jim Spencer (Monsters), and Academy Award nominee Arnon Milchan (The Revenant). Serving as executive producers on the film are New Regency’s Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, and Natalie Lehmann (The Northman) as well as Entertainment One’s Nick Meyer and Zev Foreman (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves). Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino, who also worked with Edwards on Rogue One, is behind the film’s score.