Chiwetel Ejiofor & Emilia Clarke Make an Artificial Baby in “The Pod Generation” [TRAILER]

the pod generation trailer

The future is here, and it’s even stranger than we could have imagined. French-American filmmaker Sophie Barthés takes a satirical dive into parenthood with her latest creation, “The Pod Generation.” Starring Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor, this sci-fi rom-com with a Black Mirror-esque concept premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and now, we have a trailer.

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Set in the not-so-distant future, “The Pod Generation” introduces us to Rachel (Clarke) and Alvy (Ejiofor), a couple residing in New York City who are ready to embark on their journey into parenthood. However, rather than opting for traditional methods, they embrace the benefits of the glossy sci-fi world they inhabit. Landing a coveted spot at the Womb Center, they are introduced to detachable, artificial wombs known as “pods,” which enable them to experience pregnancy on equal footing. There’s just one hiccup— the Womb Center is solely Rachel’s idea.

Alvy, a botanist who despises how artificial intelligence is replacing the natural world, agrees to Rachel’s request out of love for her. Despite his doubts about growing a baby through this unconventional means, their love for each other sets them on a complex path towards parenthood with pods.

The film’s trailer offers a glimpse into this intriguing concept, showcasing advanced technology that is eerily close to our reality, set “sometime in the very near future.” The tone is suitably bleak, raising questions about whether their artificial baby can dream, if it becomes bored in the womb, and whether pushing a portable pod child on a swing is the right way to raise a family. As Rachel and Alvy navigate the uncharted territory of their futuristic pregnancy, they discover unexpected insights about their relationship and the larger world around them.

Aside from Clarke and Ejiofor, the cast of “The Pod Generation” includes Rosalie Craig, Vinette Robinson, and Jean-Marc Barr. The film is set to hit theaters on August 11, offering a captivating exploration of a world where technology and parenthood intertwine in fascinating, yet often absurd, ways. Be sure to watch the exclusive trailer above and mark your calendars for this thought-provoking and unique cinematic experience.

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