Dredd And Never Let Me Go’s Alex Garland To Make Directorial Debut On Sci-Fi Film, Ex Machina

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alex Garland is going to make his directorial debut on Ex Machina, a sci-fi drama that he has scripted himself. The film seems to have three key characters:

  • A billionaire programmer
  • His young employee
  • And an artificially intelligent robot with a “female” personality

There’s something about AI in the air at the moment, I think.

Shynola are working on a film about robots called The Red Men, and will be releasing a short film taster, Dr. Easy, in the coming months. Meanwhile, Spike Jonze’s next film, perhaps called Her, is about a female-style operating system and the user that falls in love with her. And then there’s Computer Chess from Andrew Bujalski, way off at the far end of the spectrum.

Perhaps the closest-sounding to Garland’s film is Kike Maíllo‘s Eva, a Spanish movie from 2011 I picked up on Blu-ray when I visited Barcelona last summer. That one has an employer, an employee, and a plot about time spent nurturing an artificially intelligent “female” robot.

It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Garland is working on a remake, his title even works as a bit of a pun on some of Eva‘s plot points – but I suppose it’s more likely he’s doing something original. We’ll find out soon enough.

For now, though, here’s a trailer for Eva.

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