MANILA, Philippines – It seems that even without “Q” it seems like suave Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has his fill of the latest high-tech contraptions as he stars in his latest movie project, “I.T.” The problem is, unlike his 007 gear, that technology has been harnessed to harm him and his family.
Mike Regan, played by Brosnan, a successful businessman living a quiet and comfortable existence, secured in the knowledge that this life is running smoothly because of all the gadgets that are installed in his office, home, and even the private aircraft that his empire is based on. This is disrupted when a talented I.T. specialist crashes into his life.
Ed Porter (Frecheville) has the mad skills to fix any Information Technology bugs and Regan first hails him as a savior when he encounters a computer glitch, but soon ends up fearing for his life as the tech geek starts going on a destructive path. Among the gear he uses to stalk Regan’s family and cause them harm are those that they use and rely on every day such as home security cameras, computers, and even cell phones.
As Porter becomes hell-bent on taking over Regan’s life by using tech as a tool to sow terror, moviegoers are made to reflect on how dependent modern life has become on gadgets and how these may eventually lead to humanity’s undoing.
Brosnan and Porter are joined by a diverse cast of American and British actors, notably Anna Friel (as Kathleen Regan) of “Pushing Daisies,” “Insidious” and Disney’s “A.N.T.” Farm actress Stephanie Scott (as Nancy Regan) and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” villain Michael Nyqvist.
Taylor Swift fans are also in for a treat, as the pop idol’s good-looking younger brother Austin Swift is also in the cast of the upcoming technology thriller as Lance. Austin first caught online attention on the red carpet during the premiere of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie.
He recently posted a movie still of his scene in I.T. on instagram, captioning it “Grew up loving Pierce Brosnan and [Director] John Moore’s films. I never could’ve dreamt I would actually get the chance to work with them.” Taylor also posted a photo on her instagram, with Austin in character, and said, “My brother @austinkingsleyswift just acted in his first movie and I’m all proud and stuff.”
“I.T.” is set to show in Philippine cinemas on Sept. 28, 2016. The movie is exclusively distributed by Octoarts Films International.