Zone 414: Directed by Andrew Baird. With Guy Pearce, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Jonathan Aris, Colin Salmon. Set in the near future, private detective David Carmichael is hired by Marlon Veidt, an eccentric businessman, to track down his missing daughter. David teams up with Jane, a highly advanced A.I. to solve the mystery.
There’s clear and obvious cinematic aspirations here that the movie is reaching for, and while I applaud it for what it’s able to do, I don’t think it actually reaches the goal that they set for themselves. Maybe the script needed some more work, or maybe it was the editing, but this entire thing felt like a high quality fan fiction set in the Blade Runner universe. There’s plenty to like here if you’re a cyberpunk fan, so while it’s not a great movie, it’s a good experience if you’re hungry for more android / corporate family crime mystery drama.