28 Days Later and Dredd writer Alex Garland to write and direct new sci-fi flick ‘Ex Machina’

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Alex Garland has written some pretty cool stuff over the last fourteen years. He has written scripts for Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later and Sunshine, and also wrote the novel The Beach which Boyle also adapted into a film. Plus he wrote last years awesome new Dredd film, and he also has Never Let Me Go and the upcoming Logan’s Run remake and Halo adaptation to his credits. It is safe to say then, that when a new Garland project is announced, it is a good reason to be excited.

However, the writer is taking things even further with his new project, Ex Machina, as he will not only be writing, but directing as well. The film is an original idea, and not based on the Brian K Vaughn comic book series of the same name, and the rather creepy sounding sci-fi has a fairly small budget of $15 million.

THR reports that Garland will write and direct the film for DNA Films and producers Scott Rudin (The Social Network) and Eli Bush (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). Production on the film is expected to begin in the Autumn.

Described as an “indie robot thriller”, the plot tells the story of a billionaire programmer who invites a young employee to spend a week at his remote estate, participating in a test involving an artificially intelligent female robot that he invented.

Now, while that may sound simple enough for now, with this being written by Garland, I predict something very dark is going to happen, something very unpleasant…

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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