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Dec 2014
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IGN – Ex Machina is the new film from writer and director Alex Garland. It stars Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac – both of whom appear in small upcoming indie film Star Wars: The Force Awakens – and features a breathtaking performance from Alicia Vikander, playing “the most extraordinary thing that’s ever been invented.”

In the video above, we’re introduced to the film’s central philosophical concerns: can humans really create artificial intelligence? If so, does that put us on a level-footing with gods? And at that moment, does a machine become human? It looks like proper, weighty SF. (Hooray!)

If you want to know more, check out the first trailer (below) and here’s the official synopsis:

Ex Machina is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander). Truths, emotions and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava and Nathan intensifies.

Ex Machina is out in the UK first on 23 January, 2015 (with special screenings from 21 January), and will reach the US on April 10, 2015.

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