Trailer for the potentially great sci-fi film, Automata

Trailer Ryan Lambie
27 Aug 2014 - 09:02

Starring Antonio Banderas, Automata could be one of the most exciting indie sci-fi films on the horizon. Check out the trailer here...

"Just a machine? That's like saying you're just an ape."

Appreciating that we're a bit late to the party with this particular trailer, we just had to share it with you in any case.

Automata is the debut feature from Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibanez, and purely based on what we've seen so far, it looks stunning. Antonio Banderas stars as an insurance agent living in the year 2044, where robots are now a common sight. To keep these metallic slaves under our control, there's a law that expressly forbids them from modifying themselves - but nothing, it seems, can stop the rise of artificial intelligence.

The robots themselves look wonderful - chunky and physical rather than sleek and obviously computer-generated - and while the genre elements are occasionally familiar (the influence of director Neil Blomkamp's clearly in evidence) it looks intriguing, to say the least.

Automata doesn't have a release date yet, but if it does well at the San Sebastian Film Festival, we could be hearing an update very soon.

The Guardian

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