You NEED to check out Ex Machina

If there’s two things that are guaranteed to plant my arse in a seat harder than an cosmonaut escaping the atmosphere, it’s a sci-fi flick about robots and a screenplay by Alex Garland. And wouldn’t you know it, a film fitting that exact criteria is on the horizon!

Ex Machina is the directorial debut of screenwriting wizard Alex Garland and looks to have all the mindfuckery and amazing sci-fi appeal we’ve come to expect from him.

The plot on the surface seems relatively simple:

A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

But knowing Garland, we’re going to be thrown through twists like we’re riding Space Mountain and by the end we’ll be a mess of confusing emotions. So all in all, the perfect date movie.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Garland’s penmanship crosses all media, including film (28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd), novels and even videogames (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC).

Backing up his script and direction is a score composed by Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Ben Salisbury, who previously produced tracks for Dredd. Although they unfortunately went unused, the score was amazing and was released as Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega City One- seriously, go listen to this!

From the trailer, Ex Machina looks slick, sounds great and feels like Blade Runner got a hell of a lot darker.

Ex Machina is slated for a April 10 release in the US.

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