2017 is already off to a big start for Emma Watson with her highly-anticipated live-action version of Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, but also a film adaptation of the Dave Eggers’ spine-chilling novel The Circle.
When the first trailer for this film hit our inbox we we're excited, but now they've just dropped another and i's even more chilling than the last.
The film follows Mae Holland (played by Watson), a young woman who takes on a job at the biggest technology company in the US (think a hybrid of Facebook, Google and Apple), The Circle, and quickly becomes swept up in the crazy, fast-paced, social media world.
The book published in 2013 - predicted so much of what we now accept as technological reality, from smartphones and watches to rolling real-time feeds and the way that everyone in the world can be a publisher).
The Circle is not only a tech company manufacturing phones, computers, accessories and mini cameras, they are also a wide-reaching social network and internet search facility, not to mention, ultimately, a media company.
The key storyline follows Mae as she becomes the Truman Show-esque test subject of a 24/7 reality TV show, that sees hidden cameras following her every move and monitoring everything from her health, diet, exercise and heartrate to her love life. Scary stuff.
The film also stars Tom Hanks as The Circle’s charismatic co-founder, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega, Bill Paxton and Patton Oswalt and hits cinemas on May 25.