Automata: Antonio Banderas Fights and/or Helps Robots

Antonio Banderas is making a sci-fi movie that seems like a mix between I, Robot and parts of District 9. Here’s the trailer for Automata

The official description:

Automata is an epic futuristic vision of a human civilization finally overtaken by artificial intelligence, as the Earth’s ecosystem verges on collapse. It tracks an insurance agent for robotics corp. ROC, who investigates a seemingly routine case of robot manipulation.

Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

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Automata is yet another movie about robots rising up against humanity. Sure, we’ve seen that plenty of times before, but the twist this time is that we’re supposed to sympathize with the machines. Judging from the trailer, the film’s gritty look should make this a very different affair than most sci-fi robot-war movies. Hopefully “visionary” filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez has made something special here.

That said, it does feature Dylan McDermott dressed like the love child of Snake Plissken and Ringo Starr, so adjust your expectations accordingly.

That said, it does feature Dylan McDermott dressed like the love child of Snake Plissken and Ringo Starr, so adjust your expectations accordingly.

The movie will also stars Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott, and hits theaters and VOD on October 10.