Upgrade is a 2018 Australian science fiction action body horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell. It stars Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson and Benedict Hardie.Jason Blum is serving as a producer through his Blumhouse Productions banner.
The film is scheduled for release by Blumhouse Tilt and OTL Releasing on 1 June 2018.
A man (Logan Marshall-Green) in a near-future world uses an experimental computer chip embedded in his spinal cord to become a superhuman fighter and avenge his wife’s murder.
A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.
Initial release: June 1, 2018 (USA)
Director: Leigh Whannell
Screenplay: Leigh Whannell
Production companies: Blumhouse Productions, Automatik Entertainment, Goalpost Pictures
Producers: Jason Blum, Brian Kavanaugh Jones
Executive producers: Ben Grant, Rosemary Blight