The Best Logline Of The Year Goes To ‘Ex Machina’; To Be Directed By ’28 Days Later’s’ Alex Garland!

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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.

  • djblack1313

    i love Garland’s work. i’m looking forward to this! and Mr. Garland please bring us 28 MONTHS LATER!

    • lovezoid

      ^Yes. I’m dying to know how the French handled this invasion…

  • lovezoid

    Alex Garland = sold. Wish he would get back into novels as well though, nothing since ‘The Tesseract’ in 2003.

  • dirtyghettok

    Awesome. Was watching Ghost in the shell: Innocence earlier hoping someone would do a more recent movie on this subject.

  • Samhain2010

    Too bad that the tagline makes zero sense.
    “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.”
    Get rid of the “who” and then it will make sense.