2022 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for science fiction aficionados. Ben Stiller’s Severance and Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All At Once have already blown minds and melted hearts. David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future is set to shock the Cannes Film Festival, and now Spiderhead has entered the discourse.
Joseph Kosinski is the director of Spiderhead (Tron: Legacy). Kosinski built a reputation for himself early on with science fiction films like Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, but he’s been waiting patiently for the long-awaited release of Top Gun: Maverick.
Top Gun: Maverick received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. Tom Cruise, the film’s star, received an honorary/surprise Palme d’Or–Cannes’ top honor–prior to the release of the film.
Netflix’s latest science fiction film isn’t even the company’s first of the year; The Adam Project, starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame), and Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy), premiered in March to positive reviews.
The family-friendly action film with a heart that harkens back to Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classics such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. The Extraterrestrial. Spiderhead appears to be a less kid-friendly film. Check out the breakdown below for all we know about Spiderhead, including the cast, release date, and story.
What is the story behind Spiderhead?
Spiderhead follows the subjects of scientific investigation aimed at bettering humanity’s nature. The film’s official description, which appears accompanying the trailer, is based on a short story by George Saunders titled Escape From Spiderhead:
In a state-of-the-art penitentiary managed by a brilliant visionary who experiments on his victims with mind-altering medicines, two inmates build a bond while battling with their pasts.
The plot aspects are reminiscent of Claire Denis’ High Life, in which inmates were reassembled as makeshift spacers and dispatched on one-way tickets with the hope of serving science and humanity one more time.
Of course, science that is unencumbered by ethics would inevitably devolve into chaos. After Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick, Spiderhead will be released a few weeks later. Despite the team’s usual comedic spark, Spiderhead, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), looks deadly serious.
The Release Date for Spiderhead Has Been Set.
On Friday, June 17, 2022, Spiderhead will be launched. Both Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky, have new Netflix movies coming out in June, which seems appropriate. Hemsworth is also an executive producer on Pataky’s upcoming film Interceptor, which will be released on June 3.
On the day of release, content goes live on Netflix at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET.
Cast of Spiderhead
As previously stated, Chris Hemsworth plays Steve Abnesti, the insane prison leader. After his last Thank You for Your Service in 2017, Miles Teller is back on the big screen for the first time (he’ll also be into Gun: Maverick).
In the film, he portrays one of the experiment volunteers. Apart from them, Jurnee Smollett plays Rachel, another Abnesti prison experimental inmate.
Rhett Reese wrote the screenplay. Eric Newman produced Paul Wernick’s film. Chris Hemsworth is a British actor who is well-known for his Rhett Reese (Rhett Reese) Wernick, Paul Agnes Chu is a writer who lives in New York City Wasserman, and Geneva Tommy Harper is a musician from the United States. Steckler, Jeremy.
We can’t wait to see the silly yet amazing human trials on June 17th, as intriguing as the trailer looks.
Synopsis of Spiderhead
Escape from Spiderhead, a short story by George Saunders published in The New Yorker, will be the basis for the film. Escape from Spiderhead is one of the volume’s longer stories. The book as a whole is a fantastic read, and I definitely suggest it.
Inmates wear a surgically connected device that distributes quantities of mind-altering pharmaceuticals in return for commuted sentences in a state-of-the-art jail managed by bright visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth). There aren’t any bars, cells, or orange jumpsuits to be found.
Volunteers who are confined in Spiderhead are free to be themselves. They’ll be until they’re not. They’re a better version of themselves at times. Do you want to lighten up? There is a medication for that. Do you find yourself at a loss for words?
There’s also a medicine for it. When two patients, Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett), build a bond, their route to redemption becomes more complicated, as Abnesti’s experiments begin to stretch the boundaries of free will entirely.
Do we have a trailer, Spiderhead?
Yes, on May 17th, the streaming platform debuted the much-anticipated Spiderhead trailer, which captured everyone’s attention with its sci-fi narrative that does not appear to be especially kid-friendly.
The trailer gives off psychological thriller undertones, which may pique the interest of some. Chris Hemsworth stars as a visionary scientist who gathers a group of prisoners in a futuristic prison and conducts experiments on them using his own experimental medications.
The trailer depicts the responses of convicts at the prison to the experiments that have been conducted on them. It also showed the consequences of 40 persons being drug tested.