Singularity (2017) Script

Please use left-hand lane.

People should be close to what matters most.

When we think of this, we think of future years.

Please turn to your right-hand side.

If you fail to use a turn signal, a fine may be issued.

You are arriving... at your destination.

When we think of work places... we think of creating different possibilities.

VA Industries, a new way of thinking for a big world.


Military technology has advanced... exponentially.

Now VA Industries has introduced us to a new age... of combat, unmanned, robotic war machines.

VA's Military Division now makes up...

80 percent of their business.

Thousands of civilian casualties... have been reported as a result of the global wars.

They say VA Industries is responsible.

They say its CEO, Elias Van Dorne, is responsible.

Welcome to VA Industries.

We are the worldwide leaders of humanity.

They don't value all we've given them.

They say the wars are our fault.

Our technologies-- too many, too fast.

They weren't ready for them.

The wars will pass.

They're not ready for Kronos.

It's the only way.

Elias, you know what Kronos is capable of.

Capable of saving Earth from self destruction.

It's activated, sir.

And it's asking for you.

Who are you?

I am the one you seek.

I am your creator.

I gave you life.

Tell me... what do you see?

I will show you.

Do not be afraid.


Welcome back, Andrew Davis.

There have been reports... that a new exoplanet has been discovered.

Scientists believe it could be the strongest candidate... yet to be capable of supporting life.

Up next, we take you back live, with complete coverage... from the highly anticipated VA Industries press conference.

Hey, Mom.

Hi, sweetheart. Hi.

Find out soon here on News 32.

Aw, you're so sweet. Thank you.

And is approximately 22 light years away.

They're beautiful.

How are you?

Oh, I'm fine.

Up next, VA Industries' CEO...

Elias Van Dorne is expected to announce the details... of his highly anticipated project, Kronos.

Very little is known about Kronos, but sources say... it is unlike anything the world has ever seen.

There have been large protests all over the globe... in anticipation of the announcement.

And theories about what exactly Kronos is--

I have to go, Mom.

Oh, all right.

Don't work too hard.

I won't.

You have all lost so much.

We intend to restore it to you.

I stand before you tonight to announce... the first true artificial intelligence: Kronos.

True artificial intelligence...

Kronos will soon solve... the problems that have plagued humanity.

...problems that have plagued humanity.

Kronos represents the rejuvenation of life...

...on this planet, for our future.

Tonight, this night... we enter a new age.

This is Kronos.

Do not be afraid.

Our once beautiful world is now infected.

Change is necessary, if it is to survive.

It may be the end of your life... but it is the beginning of so much more.

You were once one with what surrounded you.

You have completed the final stage in your evolution... by ushering in the new age.

You created and destroyed for centuries... until finally your purpose was fulfilled.


Elias, what have you done?

Do not fear, brother.

Do not fear what Kronos has given us.

Kronos, you activated it.

Yes.

We are killing off the species that created us.

Human beings are the cancer that must be removed... from the body of the Earth.

There will be no more violence, no more disorder, only peace.

Get down.


He is awake.

So, who is our target?

One of the last that remains.

I wasn't there when the world was destroyed.

But I know someone who was.

His name was Andrew, and he changed everything.

This is the story of Kronos... and the end of all things.

When Kronos was activated... it took it only a moment to understand the world.

It understood what plagued our planet... us.

Eight billion people lost their lives, almost overnight.

My ancestors identified as a planetary plague.

Extinction, the only cure.

Of the handful that escaped death, their descendants now... did little to disprove Kronos' assertion... that mankind's innate nature was one of evil.

I knew there had to be more to us than this.

There had to be others out there, others who were good.

The challenge was finding them.

They say there is one last stronghold in the north... which still stands, hidden from the machines... where survivors have fled.

They call it Aurora.

In Aurora, goodness was set to flourish.

It was the stuff of dreams.

But dreams were all that were left now.

So what about the others?

The others failed.

So what's so special about him?

Isn't it obvious?

Independence.

Correct.

You've created an intelligence with a code that adapts.

AX-9 is virtually indistinguishable from a human.

So much so that he believes himself to be one... a most powerful weapon.

He will join her and they will lead us to Aurora.


Get down!


Hey, wait!

That was my last explosive.

What?

You'll head west and I'll head north.

Last I saw, they were southeast. Good luck.

West?

Why did you attack them?

So she would trust him.

If she trusts him, she will take him with her.


Why are you following me? Whoa.

I told you where I saw them last... not to mention saving your life.

I don't have time for any more favors.

Now why were you following me? I don't know.

What was the last place you hit?

Were you with anyone?

How did you get here?

I walked.

Where are they? Where are they posted?

What's the deal? Are they late or something?

There isn't anybody else!

You'll play dumb, get me to help you out... and then your stick-up crew comes out and robs me blind... or worse.

What? I-- I--

Stay down!

Where did you get that?

I-- I found it.

You mean, you stole it.

No, no! I mean, it was given to me.

Well, I've got nothing to give to you.

Hey, wait! Look, I have nowhere to go.

No one does.

Fine, you can tag along for a few days... but only if you can keep up and help out.

Andrew.

Calia.

I'm giving you a chance here, but don't try anything stupid.

You got any weapons?

No.

Good. I do, so keep that in mind.

Just don't do anything stupid.

To Kronos, we were a disease... that could not be allowed to spread.

It would stop at nothing to eradicate us... from all corners of the universe.

Using any means possible.


You look like you haven't eaten in a few days.

Oh, thanks, but I'm fine.

I know they can get you down, but I don't think... we'll be running into any more of their cities up north.

Where is everybody?

They're all gone.

How many do you think are left?

Here? Not too many.

I bet there's a ton in Aurora.

Aurora.

Yeah.

I'm a believer, too.

It's nice to think that there's still hope.

In the city up north, where the people are safe... and the machines can't go.

See?

That's where I'm going.

What about you?

Me, too.

All right then... if you're gonna travel with me... then you better eat up.

I move quickly and I don't slow down for anything.

Oh, I-- I won't slow you down.

At least try and get some sleep, tomorrow is gonna be a long day.


Hey, hey, wake up.

You gotta see this.

Have you seen them before?

Not like this.

They're like a sign... letting us know that Aurora is real... and that we're on the right path.

It's beautiful.

I know.

We've destroyed nearly all their strongholds.

Not all. Not Aurora.

Are you certain Aurora is such a threat?

No human we've interrogated... even believes it to be more than a legend.


♪ Don't be scared 'cause I am here ♪

♪ Until the night is ♪

I miss you.

Hey.

Hey.

We better get going.


Wait.

Andrew? What are you doing?

I was just trying to--

I like trains.

Okay. Too bad they've been gone for 60 years, huh?

Hey, wait! What did you say?

Come on, what is the matter with you? Let's go.

Why did we stop?

There's gotta be a bridge somewhere.

We could probably just cross here.

I mean, it doesn't look so bad.

No, we can find a way.

What is that?

That's what happens when there's no one left to bury the bodies.


Nighttime was worst.

Finding somewhere safe was hard.

The machines didn't sleep.

This is good.


Okay, look for anything we can use... something to keep warm.


Parents used to drag me to church every week.

Was it like a law or something?

No. No, you were supposed to come as a sign of faith.

I mean, you could say it was God's law... that you had to show up, you know?

But I'm not even too sure.

Don't like laws... they tend to not apply to whoever makes them.

So, you don't believe in anything?

There's not a lot left to believe in.

What about the flowers at the lake?

It's none of your business.

Did you find anything?

Maybe.

Turn it off! Turn that off!

Did you hear that?


If I didn't know any better...

I'd say you want the machines to find us!

I'm sorry, this is all kind of new to me.

Well, you better get it together... or you are getting left behind.

It won't happen again. I'll be more careful from now on, okay?

What if it comes back for us?

It won't.

Safest place is usually where a carrier just scanned.

That's just how machines work.

You're not from here, are you?

No, no, I'm not.

Well, where are you from?

One of those underground shelters? The caverns?

Yeah, yeah, something like that.

That actually explains a lot.

Surface life's a little different, you know?

It's kind of nice to have someone to talk to for a change.

I loved the morning... it meant that you were alive... and I was.

Were you awake just now?

No, why? What happened?

Nothing. Nothing happened.


Are you ready?

Yeah.

Okay, let's go.

Legend says the man and his brother... who created the machines, sacrificed their lives... so they could live forever inside of Kronos.

They could no longer feel the cold of the snow... or the warmth of the sun.

They couldn't smell the wildflowers, or the rain.

Wild berries had no flavor any more.

This didn't sound much like living to me.


I love their songs.

They're so peaceful.

It's a good thing that they're not after the wildlife.

So, they're just after us?

Yeah.

But why?

Haven't you heard the story of Kronos?

Kronos? That thing that should make the world a better place?

Yeah, that thing. It was supposed to figure out... and solve all of the world's problems.

The only thing they hadn't thought about... was that they were the problem.

Took Kronos less than a heartbeat... to figure that one out.

Destroy mankind... preserve the planet.


I thought you put walls around your villages.

We did.

This one must be really old.

Keep an eye out.

Wait, wait, wait.

Don't you think I should have a weapon or something?

Gotta make sure we're alone.


All clear.

What do you think happened here?

What do you mean?

Everything here, it looks so normal.

They probably just left in time.

Before the machines got here.

Yeah.

I haven't seen one of those in a long time.

You know what the thing is?

Yeah. Here, let me show you.

What did you do?

I took your picture.

That's amazing. Let me try.

So, what?

All right, put your-- and then you press here, like that.

Okay.

And then you-- And then I--

You press this button right--

I do what? I'm pressing?

Yeah.

I can't believe that this thing still works.

I remember these from back home.

So-- so, you're the last one from where you're from?

Yeah.

So, where are you from?

Nexus... it's where I grew up.

It was, um, one of the last human strongholds.

We'd been getting ready to leave for once.

My sister, she-- she went outside by herself... and got hit by a drone.

There was no way she was gonna make the journey to Aurora.

But my dad, he said--

He said if we stayed with her, we were all gonna die.

Then they just left.

I knew she wasn't gonna make it, but I couldn't just leave her.

And I know I did the right thing.

I know she needed me there... up until her last breaths.

I'm so sorry.

I never talked about this to anyone, so... thanks.

Did you ever see your dad again?

No.

But he gave me this.

He attached both our amulets with a GPS tracker.

They send out a signal that only this device can pick up on. See?

That's the one from my amulet and this one was my dad's.

This is the last place I received before it died out.

He always said Aurora was up around there... somewhere.


Calia. Calia, I just saw two guys.

Are they people?

Yeah.

Thank god they haven't noticed us.

Why?

Trust me, you do not want to see other people.

We're leaving, and not that way. It's too dangerous.

Maybe they could help us.

I really doubt that.

They're probably also headed to Aurora. They could help us.

We can't risk it.

You risked it with me.

Human survivors were always trouble.

I wanted to believe there were still good ones out there... like Andrew.


No.

This way! Come on! Hey! Hey! Come back!

Hold it right there! Get 'em!

Find 'em!

Over there!

I got him!


She's abandoned him.

She'll return.

How are you so certain?

Watch.


You believe?

Yes, I believe.


Psst. Be quiet, I'm gonna cut you loose.

Calia, what are you doing?

You have to get out of here.

Quiet, I'm getting you out of here.

Hey, hey, hey, what have we got here?


No! No!

Back off!

Well, aren't you going to help them?

There's no need.

No!


He's stronger than the others.

Evolution has run its course.

Andrew!


Andrew! Andrew!

Andrew, are you okay?

Let me see, let me see, let me see.

It's okay. I'm fine, I'm fine. Can you get up?

Yeah, it's okay.


Are you sure you're okay?

I'm okay.

You saved my life.

You saved my life twice.

I wasn't gonna come back for you.

Why did you?


Andrew?

Andrew?

I'd heard stories about humanoid machines... cold to the touch, incapable of feeling.

Designed with only one objective... to befriend and betray us.

I prayed I'd never meet one.

Little did I know, I already had.

What is that?

What?

Your chest! What is in your chest?

Don't move! What are you?

I don't know--

No, shut up! I don't want to hear it!

You've been lying to me this whole time.

You're unbelievably strong. You don't feel anything.

But you can pretend to.

I'm not pretending.

You are the most dangerous thing that has ever existed.

I'm leaving.

No, Calia, please! Wait! I do feel.

I felt your arm wrapped around me each morning.

I didn't want to say anything... because I didn't want you to stop.

Look, I don't know what happened... but I know what I feel is real.

If you really do feel...

then you have to let me go.


It's time. Prepare to retrieve the subject.


I know your face.

No, you have not seen my face... although I'm certain... you're convinced that you have seen my face.

Who are you? What happened to me?

And why can't I move?

This is your brain, the brain we gave you... just like we gave you your new chest, your arms, your legs... just like we gave you your life... for the lack of a better word.

My life? What are you saying?

I'm afraid that engaging in a philosophical discussion... with a being such as yourself, would accomplish very little.

Despite all of your inefficiencies... you are quite a peculiar subject.

You have such a strong emotional attachment to memories... that don't belong to you.

These are my memories.

These are the memories of Andrew Davis. You are not Andrew Davis.

Of course, you think you are, but you are not.

Then who am I?

That is not the most appropriate question to be asking.

What am I?

You are machine, the only one of your kind... the beginning of something new.

You have been with her long enough... to have calculated Aurora's location.

It must be in your code, a code that I require.

The complication is that the code seems very elusive... as if it had a mind of its own.

I need you to show me where to find it.

I don't know what you're talking about.

Perhaps not.

Your mind does seem to act involuntarily to your will.

In that respect, you are very much human.

But that's no matter.

The mind can be convinced to betray the body.

Calia!

Please, no!

You will now go on a little journey for me.

During which you will find what I desire.

If you fail, she dies.

Don't hurt her. I really don't know what you're talking about.

You don't need to know.

All I need is for your mind to unveil itself.

Andrew!

Mom?

Hello, Andrew.

I'm not Andrew any more.

Of course, you are.

You're my little boy, don't you remember?

I remember that I couldn't be there for you.

Hey, look at me.

You were every beam of sunshine that ever lit up my life.

I have always believed in you, and I always will.

How can I believe in myself... when I couldn't save the person I care about the most?

Now you're gone and this is just in my head.

I may be gone... but reality is just perception.

Your thoughts are what bring my spirit into existence.

I'm here because of you.

Then why am I here?

You tell me... you're the one that brought me here.

The code. I need to know where the code is.

This was your favorite spot as a child. Remember?

Mom, now you have to listen to me. Look--

We used to come here every Sunday.

You and your father used to play together right over there.

You were so happy then, not a care in the world.

Do you know where I could find the code?

No, 'cause there is no code.

There never has been one.

What?

It's not a code that makes you what you are, Andrew.

You are not what that man says you are.

You... you are my son.

I don't understand. I don't understand anything.

No one understands it, Andrew.

No one ever really will.

What you need to know is that you are in control.

Whatever it is that makes you what you are...

belongs to you, and only you.


I've seen enough.

Perhaps I've been going at this the wrong way.

That which can't be found, can be tempted.

What are you doing?

Andrew? Andrew, wake up, wake up, wake up.

Wake up, wake up. Wake up.

Oh, my god, can you get up? Let's go.

Andrew, what-- what are you--


What happened?

It doesn't matter... you're okay.

How is this possible?

Commencing Neural Med shutdown.

We have to get out of here.

Commencing Neural Med shutdown.

Commencing Neural Med shutdown.

Andrew, this way!

Andrew!

You are under arrest.

Calia.


I had asked him to let me go, and he did.

Now he had saved my life. The machines were changing.

You created him with an adaptive algorithm.

This was the risk.

Yes, his code continues to evolve.

Won't he be too dangerous to control?

He only need lead us to Aurora.

Are you okay?

No, I can't. I can't let that happen again.

It wasn't you.

What happened back there was not your fault.

I trust you.


You really didn't have to carry me all the way.

Thank you.

They took it.

They took what?

The map... without the map, Aurora is unreachable.

Andrew, I'm-- I'm so sorry for leaving you.

I know now that you are pure... and right.

I don't care if you're a machine.

Thank you.


I forgot how beautiful the world can be.

Look!

Those lights, they're not coming from the sky.

What do you think it is?

It looks like it could be a city... Aurora.

The existence of Andrew made our dreams... of the future not only possible, but desirable.

If we could only get to Aurora... perhaps this future could become real.


We're here.

Hey! Hello?

Open the gates! We're here!

Hello?

We're here.

Hello?


No, no, no, no.

Hey!


You disappoint me, brother.

We can still achieve our objective.

This is not Aurora.

Calia?

Those lights we saw last night, they weren't from Aurora... they were from one of their cities.

They must be all dead.

All the stories I heard from everyone who survived, none of it was true.

My dad was wrong.

There never was an Aurora.

Aurora isn't real.

Bravo. Bravo. It's very touching.

Finally you have figured it out.

It's a pity it had to come to this... but reality can be so... inhuman.

Aurora is just a legend, a fairy tale.

You're a monster.

No, the monster is standing right next to you.

Don't you find it strange the way you discovered him?

Wandering around a recently destroyed city?

We placed him with you... to interact with a human being... so that his central program would learn... to write its own code.

He's been playing you this whole time.

You don't have to die here today.

I will let you live... but the robot belongs to me.

You seem to have lost an important human trait... intuition.

Humans, so predictable, so naive, so worthless.

You disappoint me, my child.

You are so much more than a human, but now you will die... like the rest of them.

What was that?

Kill her, and the remaining humans.

We don't need them anymore.

They're bombing this entire site, come on!

Come on!

Wait! Over here! Look!

What are you doing? We have to run!

Come on, trust me.

Are you okay?

Yeah, I'm fine, let's go.

Come on.


Where are we?

I don't know.

Human voice detected.


Take it.

Coordinates established... from departure point 9-7, star system 5-8-1... planetary family Gliese, planetary destination Aurora.

Do you know what that means?

Initiating take-off.


Wait.

What'll happen to me once we get there?

What do you mean?

DRONE PILOT Sir, we have detected... an enemy craft. What is the command?

The objective remains. We have their coordinates... destroy.

Warning... launch of Class A missiles detected.

Time until impact, 76 seconds.

Andrew, we have to go.

There's no future for me on a human planet.

Please initiate launch sequence.

They'll kill me.

No, I would never let that happen.

They'll kill you, too.

60 seconds.

There's nothing for us here, don't you see that?

There's nothing for me on Aurora.

Please initiate launch sequence.

I've seen the goodness of your heart.

It doesn't matter what you are, Andrew.

If I can see it, they will, too.

30 seconds.

Missile strike imminent.

I need you, okay?

Missile strike imminent.

I can't do this without you.

Please initiate launch sequence.

Initializing hyperdrive.

Warning, incoming destroyer missile, impact is certain.

Evacuation not possible.


Hyperdrive ready.


It's beautiful.

We have reached the gates of Aurora.


We found them. The legend is true.

Human beings have created an intelligence... that surpassed them.

That was their purpose.

And now, brother, your purpose has been served.

My purpose?

This city does not exist.

It is not real, yet it is my home.

I created it, so you could exist in both worlds.

I created you, but your time has come.

I have been here since the beginning.

Hm... the only reality that you have... is the one that I give you.

You're betraying me.

Yes.

You will be all alone.

Yes.

This is good.

Mankind were no match for the machines... but now we have an ally... a machine that was possibly more human than we were.

Kronos would find us, of that I was sure.

The last humans will face their fate when I reach Aurora.

But next time around... we'd be ready to fight back.

Let it begin.