We all know what happens when you tinker with advanced artificial intelligence. At least we know what happens in movies. The creation spins out of the creator's control, the man-made scientific achievement turns out to be a monster, Frankenstein myth, yada yada. But although a familiar theme, if explored artfully it can always be a great topic for a decent sci-fi film. This is what writer-director is attempting with his newest project, The Machine.
Set in an impoverished dystopian future, where the UK is immersed in a new Cold War with a different enemy, two scientists, Vincent McCarthy (played by ) and Ava (portrayed by Caity Lotz), fall in love while developing the world's most advanced piece of self-aware artificial intelligence: an android with amazing processing and physical capabilities. Britain's Ministery of Defense, of course, has its own designs for this potentially game-changing war machine.
Watch the trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:
What do you think? Does it look as promising to you as it does to me? British science fiction has traditionally been pretty good; in my opinion, this could very well be the next Black Mirror.