April 10, 2015 (US Theatrical)
Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander
Rated R for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence
A computer scientist finds himself in the middle of a grand AI experiment during a weekend getaway with the CEO of his company.
Why You Should Care About Ex-Machina
It’s Alex Garland’s directorial debut/the Danny Boyle connection
Alex Garland hasn’t directed a film before Ex-Machina, but he’s no stranger to the sci-fi genre; Garland wrote the screenplays for 28 Days Later and Sunshine–two films directed by the amazing Danny Boyle. He also produced (with Boyle) 28 Weeks Later. Boyle doesn’t have any involvement with Ex-Machina, but it’s doubtful that Garland hasn’t picked up a trick or two from his experience with the excellent director.
AI is a dynamically interesting topic
Robots are cool and all, but they’re especially awesome when artificial intelligence is involved. Some of the best sci-fi movies ever have relied solely on the notion of AI, and it’s a topic that rarely gets boring.
Ex-Machina is an original story
Despite sharing naming conventions with a line of DC Comics from the mid 2000’s, Ex-Machina is a wholly original affair from Garland.
Ex-Machina Theatrical Trailer