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New Trailer for EX MACHINA; Frankenstein Meets Artificial Intelligence

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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A new Ex Machina trailer has been released online for writer/director Alex Garland‘s sci-fi thriller. The story centers on a billionaire programmer (Oscar Isaac) who invites a young employee (Domhnall Gleeson) to his remote estate to be the human component in a Turing test to evaluate his new artificial intelligence robot, Ava (Alicia Vikander).  At its best, the film looks contemplative and exhilarating, and it will be interesting to see if Garland can pull of what looks like a 21st-century spin on Frankenstein.

Check out the new Ex Machina trailer below. The film opens in theaters on April 10th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Ex Machina:

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.

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