I like this plot a lot: “A billionaire programmer who handpicks a young employee to spend a week at his remote estate and participate in a test involving his latest invention: an artificially intelligent female robot.”
The idea of a Tony Stark-esque man who builds a realistic fem-bot that’s left in the watch a young male? Sound like it could tread into some dark and disturbing territory.
And guess what? It’s penned by 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland!
Garland is also making his directorial debut on the indie robot thriller Ex Machina, which hales from DNA Films, the company behind Dredd, Never Let Me Go and Garland’s breakout 28 Days Later, says Hollywood Reporter,
They are eyeing a summer or fall shoot for the film and a budget of about $15 million.