R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
During the fight scenes, the camera often tracks Grey so that he remains in the middle of frame. According to director Leigh Whannell, this was achieved by hiding a phone somewhere on actor Logan Marshall-Green, which the cameras could then pair to and follow with as much accuracy as possible.
Stem, he's got a knife!
Stem: I see that. We have a knife, too.
During the car chase scene between Grey and Cortez you can notice road signs that are facing the wrong way. This is because the roads in Australia, where Upgrade was filmed, are opposite to American roads. Most notably, you can see that one of the signs is a Victoria Roads Help Phone sign.
In lieu of text, the production companies and title are instead narrated by an artificial female voice, represented visually by sound waves.
$4,670,905 (USA) (3 June 2018)
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