‘Upgrade’ Helmer Leigh Whannell: “Computers Being Part Of Our Bodies Is Right Around The Corner” – SXSW squib

“I just had an idea about a computer that was controlling a human, puppeteering them but the human was still in there and was involuntarily having to do these things,” shared Upgrade‘s writer and director Leigh Whannell during his stop at the Deadline Studio at SXSW. Ahead of its June 1 theatrical release, the Blumhouse thriller screened at the annual Austin-based confab. The pic follows Grey Trace, a technophobe in a utopian near-future when computers control nearly…
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