Sunshine and 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland makes his directorial debut with the suspense thriller Ex Machina.
Ex Machina centers on Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, who 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 – and more deceptive – than either man could have ever imagined.
Ex Machina hits theaters on April 10, 2015. Check out the first teaser and posters, below.