A consistently underrated expert of the visual medium, Tarsem might not always have the material to back up his story, but The Fall, Immortals, and, yes, even Mirror Mirror showed he can defy expectations. His latest film, Self/Less, teams him with Ryan Reynolds (who with The Voices has shown he’s looking for something a bit different) and today the first trailer has arrived.

The story follows a wealthy dying man (Ben Kingsley) who transfers his consciousness to a younger, fit man through a medical procedure and complications ensue. The first trailer shows of the intriguing sci-fi story, one that we’d gladly take over the crop of recycled tentpoles this summer season. Set for a late July release, we’re hoping it can be this year’s Lucy, and we mean that in the best way possible. Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Matthew Goode and Michelle Dockery.

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.


Self/Less opens on July 31st.

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