First trailer for Ex Machina, new sci-fi thriller from 28 Days Later's Alex Garland

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Oct 30, 2014

We’ve been intrigued by Alex Garland’s upcoming sci-fi flick Ex Machina for a while, and now that we’ve seen the first trailer, we’re definitely psyched for this high-concept thriller.

Set around the tag line “To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods,” the film is Garland’s (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Dredd) latest attempt to push the boundaries of the genre. This time, he’s taking aim at artificial intelligence.

The crux of the story follows two techies (Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac) as they’re tasked with testing out a cutting-edge new AI that has been uploaded into a creepy, semi-sexualized robot played perfectly by Alicia Vikander. From there, things get weird and twisty — and we’re dying to see more from this real-life Turing test.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:

Ex Machina is slated for release April 10, 2015.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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