Synopsis: Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, which is designed to help humanity. But things go wrong when the MoD steal their breakthrough and teach it to become a robotic weapon.
Release Date: TBD 2014
Thoughts: This sci fi import from the UK looks to be a nice mash up of several films like The Terminator, Blade Runner, The Matrix and Eve of Destruction with a little bit of Species thrown in for good measure. Though the artificial intelligence films may have had a distinct shelf left, writer/director Caradog James hopes there’s room for one more and from the looks of the stylish trailer for The Machine there just might be. Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) and Caity Lotz (TV’s Arrow) are creator and creation and aside from the generic summary above the preview doesn’t give too much of the plot away. No word on when (or if) this will emerge from the US film festival circuit to wider audiences but it’s one I’ll keep my eye on.