New Trailer for Gomez-Rejon's 'The Current War' Opening in October

Lawrence Kim
June 26, 2019

The Current War is now set to debut in select theaters on October 4th, with a wide release coming a few days later on October 11th. "Today the impossible becomes possible, and the man who controls that current controls the future", Cumberbatch's Edison says in the trailer.

That's because The Current War, which also stars Cumberbatch's Marvel Cinematic Universe colleague Tom Holland, was delayed indefinitely thanks to the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Alongside Cumberbatch's Edison, Michael Shannon plays George Westinghouse and Nicholas Hoult is Nikola Tesla in what'll hopefully be a thrilling portrayal of the real-life battle between the three geniuses that saw them wage "the war of the currents" for control of the US's electrical system. And then the movie mysteriously dropped off the face of they planet.

There's plenty more intrigue where that came from, including a line of wisdom about how power in the world isn't "current", it's "currency", and Westinghouse's axiom that leaving a legacy rather than just being remembered is about leaving the world better than when you found it.

There is also a glimpse of Holland as Chicago inventor/investor Samuel Insull, who proclaims 'You are building miracles out of thin air.

The film has seen some significant changes, as the director has confirmed that new scenes have been added, and others have clearly been removed as the new cut is actually 10 minutes shorter than the one that screened at TIFF.

Written by Michael Mitnick ("The Giver") and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the historical drama premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017 where it was met with negative reviews from critics. The film is set in the late 19th century when their rivalry centred around the subject of power distribution across the world. Alas, that distinction now falls to 101 Studios.

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