Director/writer Leigh Whannell presents a vision of a Utopian future where technology is supremely ubiquitous. In that future, technophobe Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) embraces an experimental computer chip implant named STEM after a mugging incident leaves him paralyzed and his wife dead. STEM proves to possess its own agency, making for an unpredictable ally in Trace's vendetta.
Not Man. Not Machine. More.
1 June 2018 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,670,905,
3 June 2018, Wide Release
Gross USA: $11,871,365
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(HD Master Audio 5.1)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The chip is running Linux, as is shown by the shutdown command "sudo shutdown -h now," which should be taken as an in-joke.
(shutdown -h now is a protected command saying shut down and power off, so the prefix "sudo" says go to superuser first; presumably it would ask for the user's password next.) See more
During the car chase scene between Grey and Cortez you can notice road signs that are facing the wrong way. This is because the roads in Australia, where Upgrade was filmed, are opposite to American roads. Most notably, you can see that one of the signs is a Victoria Roads Help Phone sign. See more
See, you thought I was a cripple but you didn't know that I'm a ninja.
While I am state of the art, I am not a ninja.
In lieu of text, the production companies and title are instead narrated by an artificial female voice, represented visually by sound waves. See more
Written by Howlin' Wolf
(as Chester Burnett)
Performed by Howlin' Wolf
Published by Arc Music Corp/Jewel Music (Australia)
By kind permission of the Music Sales Group
Under exclusive license from Geffen Records
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited See more