Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen
Story: Historical bio-drama directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon which tells the story of two of the greatest inventors of the industrial age battling over the supply of electricity in the late 1880s. Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) is on the verge of creating a marketable and sustainable electricity system for the first time in history. But George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), aided by Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), notice a fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design, which ignites a war of currents between these two rivals.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Thomas Edison: Thomas Alva Edison. Boys, I trust you brought your checkbooks.
Thomas Edison: I’m so full of idea it will take me twelve lifetimes to execute it. I’m working on something now, something so new that the world will never be the same.
George Westinghouse: Ah, I’m George Westinghouse.
Horace Kaden: Edison’s new electric system is, uh, significantly cheaper than gas. Does that keep you up at night?
George Westinghouse: There’s always more to see.
Thomas Edison: We are going to be big. Big!
George Westinghouse: Edison says he’s months away from lighting up the world.
Thomas Edison: Stoves, washing machines, electric carriages.
George Westinghouse: I can do the same thing with electricity than I do with gas.
Marguerite Westinghouse: Westinghouse Electric Company.
Thomas Edison: Edison Electric, it has to be.
Boy: Are you rich?
George Westinghouse: At the moment.
Thomas Edison: Vultures in every venture. We got to keep them away.
[to Westinghouse; referring to Edison]
Marguerite Westinghouse: This is what he thinks of you.
[referring to Westinghouse]
William Kemmler: Don’t let him agitate you. This is how he is.
Thomas Edison: Sue him!
George Westinghouse: Westinghouse Electricity shall endure.
Thomas Edison: He’s a parasite. His current kills people!
Samuel Insull: Only because you said it would!
George Westinghouse: Mr. Edison, if you say something about me or my company again I would ask that you tell the truth.
Thomas Edison: Automation, transportation, communication. The man that controls that current controls that future.
William Kemmler: Though he may be unfamiliar to you, his studies have demonstrated an understanding of electrical matters unlike anyone I have ever known. Gentlemen, and lady, Nikola Tesla.
Samuel Insull: So what’s your trade?
Nikola Tesla: I fix problems for idiots.
The Current War is set to open in the UK 01/05/2018 and US 01/19/2018.