Writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) is getting ready to make his directorial debut with Ex Machina, a sci-fi film set in the not-too-distant future. Starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander, today we have our first photo (seen above) from the promising project, along with an official plot synopsis, which you can check out below:
Ex Machina is an intense psychological thriller, played out in a love triangle between two men and a beautiful robot girl. It explores big ideas about the nature of consciousness, emotion, sexuality, truth and lies.
Not only does that sound like an incredibly intriguing premise, but Isaac has also said in the past that the film will be “a great three-hander with people torturing each other with their brains, in rooms.” I don’t know about you, but I’m sold.
No release date has been announced as of yet but you can bet that we’ll be keeping our eye out for this one. Garland has shown a knack for gritty, raw and unique sci-fi stories in the past and has given us some truly terrific films. With what I can only assume will be a strong script, and a couple of very talented actors in front of the camera, Ex Machina is shaping up to be one of the genre’s most promising projects.
As a big fan of sci-fi and original material, I simply cannot wait to see what Garland has in store for us.