New featurette for Ex_Machina explores the ethics of A.I.

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Alex Garland’s first film as writer and director, Ex_Machina looks to be a film that will sneak up on audiences. Released in the UK amidst all the award contenders, hopefully the fascinating film will find it’s audience. With Garland responsible for underrated sci-fi film Sunshine, and the two main leads, Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson both set to play supporting roles in next December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the film has some serious sci-fi chops behind it.

A clip from the film was released earlier in the week, showing Isaac asking Gleeson about the Turing test – the artificial intelligence test creating by Alan Turing. In the interesting new featurette, we see both actors, and director Garland discuss the ethics connected with artificial intelligence, and discuss the film in a bit more depth.

Ex_Machina ‘The Story’ Featurette from Cinehouse_UK on Vimeo.

You can view the trailer for the film below.

Ex_Machina co-stars Alicia Vikander, Cory Johnson and Chelsea Li with the film arriving in UK & Ireland from 21st January 2015,  and 10th April 2015 USA.

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.