A group of fondly proud scientists, including Toby Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Rose Leslie, are raising the cyborg of the title at a remote research facility in this gripping sci-fi thriller.

Played by Anya Taylor-Joy, Morgan is five years old, looks like a hoodie-wearing teenager and is actually a synthetic human.

An alarming incident, however, brings Kate Mara’s risk management consultant to the facility to assess whether the project should continue.

Yet when the icy, power-dressed corporate troubleshooter goes face-to-face with Morgan, it’s a close call as to which of the two seems the more inhuman.

The strong plot is intriguing, the action is crisp and the strong ensemble of characters make this debut from director Luke Scott, son of Ridley, a rewarding sci-fi venture.

Screening from Saturday 1 July.