“Automata is, you know, my baby. And why I say that is because I produced the movie, besides being also the star of it,” Antonio Banderas recently said in a Reddit AMA about his forthcoming “Automata.” “It’s actually an approach to science fiction in a very European way, in an independent way,” he continued. “It’s a movie about concept that is [a] philosophical, scientific concept called singularity, which is the time in which machines actually overcome the human mind. So it’s a very reflective philosophical science fiction, going back to the science fiction I love, like Isaac Asimov. That’s the type of movie we tried to do.” So you sci-fi heads better pay attention, as the first trailer for the movie has arrived.
Co-starring Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott and directed by Gabe Ibáñez, the movie follows an insurance agent of the ROC robotics corporation who investigates the illicit manipulation of a robot. But what he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. And frankly, it all sounds a little “I, Robot” to us (the Asimov book, not the Will Smith movie).
“Automata” opens on in theatres and On Demand on October 10th.