Author Alex Garland Is Now A Film Director
Best selling author Alex Garland (the overrated The Beach, the underrated The Tesseract) hasn't published a new novel in almost ten years. In fact, these days he is best known as the screenwriter of cool flicks 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and Dredd.
Well, now he has made the inevitable leap to director, with the cerebral sci-fi tale, 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.
This sounds sleek, smart, and dare I say, sexy. Check out the beautiful looking trailer below.
What do you think? Future classic? No big loss to the world of books? Sound off in the comments.
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