Following the viral video released yesterday, that shed some new light on "consciousness transfer" specialists Phoenix Biogenic, Focus Features has debuted the first trailer for Self/less. Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley lead an all-star cast in the latest from director Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Fall). Arriving in theaters July 31 from Focus Features, this sci-fi thriller gives new meaning to the term "out-of-body experience."
In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Derek Luke and Victor Garber round out the supporting cast.
In addition to the trailer, we also have the first poster. While it is essentially the same image as one of the viral photos that was released yesterday, it now includes the tagline, "God created Man. Man created Immortality." Take a look at the first footage and poster for Self/less, and, in case you missed it yesterday, you can also visit the PhoenixBiogenic.com viral website.