The merits of Apple’s Siri have been philosophized and considered and critiqued. And now, they will (basically) be dramatized.
Earlier today, Deadline Hollywood Daily reported that Spike Jonze is set to write and direct a project “about a guy who falls in love with the voice of a computer, similar to the Siri feature on the new iPhone” that would star Joaquin Phoenix, Samantha Morton, Amy Adams and Carey Mulligan. When Deadline reported on the script last March, the story was then “a satire about how world leaders gather to figure out all the seismic events that will take place in the worlds, from oil prices to wars that will be waged.”
So either the concept completely changed, they’re two different projects, or they’re actually the same film, which—if you’re familiar with Spike Jonze’s repetoir—is entirely possible. Whatever the case may be, here’s to Siri—or whatever it’s going to be called—joining the ranks of HAL 9000, Joshua, and all the other great/terrible computers actors have talked to over the years.
Hopefully it will be the kind of thing that will make us all seriously consider the manner in which we speak to our phones.