If you’re looking to walk a shaky ethical tightrope for approximately an hour and fifty minutes, Spiderhead is the film for you. Directed by Top Gun: Maverick’s Joseph Kosinski and based on George Saunders’ 2010 New Yorker short story “Escape from Spiderhead,” the film is set in a futuristic prison facility called Spiderhead that offers its inmates an unprecedented amount of freedom. But at what cost?
Conceived by scientist Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), Spiderhead exists for one sole purpose: to test innovative experimental drugs on prisoners. The drugs in question fabricate a wide array of emotional states in their subjects: laughter, honesty, love – you name it.
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