Streaming service Crackle has announced that Nora Arnezeder (Mozart in the Jungle), Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects), Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds), Tomiwa Edun (Bates Motel) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) have been cast in the upcoming sci-fi thriller In the Cloud, which is being directed by Robert Scott Wildes (Poor Boy).
In the Cloud is described as a high-octane, international, sci-fi thriller that takes place in the near future after dozens of people are killed in attacks by a serial terrorist bomber. An exploration of the inevitable evolution of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence and the dramatic implications when it is used by those with questionable interests, In the Cloud tells the story 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, our heroes will inadvertently create an AI so powerful it may change the very meaning of life and death for the future of humanity.
Look for In the Cloud on Crackle this December.