Alex Garland has written some great films (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, Dredd) and now he’s finally directed one. Here’s a trailer for his first directorial effort which looks, in a word, great.
This looks awesome. It’s a solid sci-fi premise and he’s recruited some great actors to take part. I don’t even want to speculate about it, I just want to see it.
Good news for you folks in the UK, the movie comes out in January. We in the new world have to wait until April!
Here’s the synopsis and teaser poster.
Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated, seductive––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.