Bruce Willis might have not had a huge box office hit in a while, but he’s jumping on one of the most popular genre bandwagons – sci-fi – for his next outing. Directed by Brian A. Miller, Vice is a dark, morally-askew mix of technological craziness and mankind’s incessant greed. Sounds terrific, right?
Liberally nabbing parts from Michael Crichton’s Westworld and George Lucas’ THX-1138, Vice hones in on the hedonistic desires of humans. Luckily for a wealthy few, their desires are brought to reality at Julian Michaels (Bruce Willis) adult resort, VICE. Populated by artificial residents – androids – they provide the perfect ‘real’ experience to paying customers. Alas, something goes awry, as it transpires that one of the ‘bots retains her memories after her evening data wipe.
In the film’s first trailer, the experiences of the ‘bot in question, Kelly, lead her to Thomas Jane’s cop who is eager to help bring down Michaels and VICE for good. Now, thanks a new clip from Coming Soon, we’ve a chance to see behind the curtain of the organization as Michaels and his right-hand man have a chat. It’s a low-key preview, for sure, but it still hits all the right notes to suggest that this could be a dark horse in the running.
Co-starring Ambyr Childers and Bryan Greenberg, and based on a script by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore, Vice lands in cinemas on January 16th, 2015.
Julian Michaels (Bruce Willis) has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial (Ambyr Childers) becomes self-aware and escapes, she finds herself caught in the crossfire between Julian’s mercenaries and a cop (Thomas Jane) who is hell-bent on shutting down Vice, and stopping the violence once and for all.