The film also stars Robbie Amell, Simu Liu, and Alicia Sanz.
The world of cinema has, from time to time, presented a number of unforgettable films about AI. As technology continues to develop and becomes an integral part of human life, filmmakers continue to draw inspiration from the concept of AI which explores the various possibilities and potential dangers it can cause to its users. One of the films that will return to examining the risks of intelligent robots is the upcoming sci-fi thriller Simulant , which Deadline says has already secured a theatrical and streaming release date. The film will come on demand on May 5, followed by a release day and date on June 2.
Simulant will be set in a world where humans live side by side with human-like AI robots. The film centers on Faye ( Jordana Brewster), a widow who finds it difficult to move on after the death of her husband, Evan (Robbie Amell). In an attempt to find comfort, she uses an android simulant (also known as a SIM) created in the image of her husband. However, Faye soon discovers that while the droid bears a striking resemblance to her late husband, they are not the same; leaving him unable to develop deep feelings for SIM Evan. However, her initial actions had awakened strong romantic feelings in the droid who was frustrated by her rejection and determined to win her heart at any cost. It turns out that SIM’s one-sided love has far more dire consequences than any human being knows, because “SIM Evan’s extraordinary ability to think and feel triggers a manhunt led by government agent Kessler (Sam Worthington) tasked with capturing conscious and potentially dangerous SIMs.” Simulant, which has completed the shooting process and is entering the post-production stage, also stars Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), and Alicia Sanz (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series).
April Mullen will direct Simulant from a screenplay developed by Ryan Christopher Churchill. Tim Doiron and James van der Woerd of WANGO Films are producing the film with executive producers Peter Bevan, Chris Lee, Kirk D’Amico of Myriad Pictures, David Gendron, and Ali Jazayeri of TPC, Peter Jarowey of Vertical, Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin. Kristin Harris serves as associate producer.