A24 has a new trailer for Alex Garland’s chilling sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. Check it out below!
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.
Written and directed by Garland, Ex Machina is produced by Scott Rudin and Andrew Macdonald, and will be released in the U.S. on April 10. The film will have its North American premiere at the SXSW festival on Saturday, March 14.