Until today I’d seen nothing about Ex_Machina, then advertisements for the sci-fi movie appeared on what seemed like every other London bus I saw.
Maybe a slight exaggeration, but a brief twenty minute stroll in Waterloo resulted in at least five sightings of adverts for this US/UK collaboration in quick succession adorning the sides of London’s famous red fleet of public transportation. The news is that this movie will debut in UK cinemas on the 21st of January.
With an estimate €11 million budget, writer director Alex Garland, famed for 28 Day Later and Sunchine presents a film that focusses on advancements in artificial intelligence in the near future where an intense love triangle plays out between a young programmer, his billionaire employer and his creation. The very boundaries of consciousness are explored and questioned.
The trailer exhibits a beautiful backdrop, a contained set and stunning visuals. What is more human than the will to stay alive?
For more information visit exmachinamovie.co.uk. Ex_Machina will be in UK cinemas from the 21st of January with a US release scheduled much later in April 2015.
Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.