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It’s 2093 and the streets of Chicago have become a modern day Gotham. After the Water and Power Riots of ‘88, theft and murder run amuk in the streets. Chaos is the norm and the normal does not exist any more. Law piles on law piles on law like sand through an hourglass - bureaucracy is nothing without teeth.
Diana (Torv) is a hardened ex-special forces officer, working for the Chicago Police Department under commissioner Rogan (Donovan), a whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking coward who clashes with Diana’s harsh and often radical means of law enforcement. After having had enough of inaction against escalating violence and blood on the streets, Diana and young partner Julie (Glau) decide to visit an old friend.
College drop-out biochemist, Daniel (McAvoy), has been working on something special. Diana is convinced that martial law is the only way to reign in the criminals of New Chicago, and instructs him to create something for the perfect solider. With no one else to test this on, Julie offers herself, in hopes of gaining Daniel’s affections. She is to become the teeth that Diana was looking for.
It isn’t long before this dark, futuristic cop drama turns into a gore-infested horror, as Julie is converted into a killing machine. After dismembering the New Chicago underground, Julie moves on to innocent civilians, guilty of only human imperfections. Soon Diana realises she has created something much worse than the underground she’s been fighting for so long - and eventually has to face the monster that now is Julie.