Antonio Banderas tackles a robot rebellion in first trailer for Automata: watch now

Rise of the machines

The first trailer has arrived online for sci-fi thriller Automata, in which Antonio Banderas confronts a robot uprising in the not-so-distant future.

The year is 2044 and robots are commonplace in human society, controlled by a pair of twin imperatives that prevent them from hurting either humans or themselves.

However, Banderas discovers that said robots might be more sentient than had first been thought, and rebellion is soon on the cards.

Take a look at the new trailer, below…

While many of the sentient robot plot beats are reminiscent of dystopian sagas that have gone before, they’re presented with enough panache here to suggest there’s life in the old trope yet…

Directed by Gabe Ibáñez and co-starring Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith and Robert Forster, Automata will open in the US on 10 October 2014, with a UK date to be confirmed.

What do you think of the new trailer? Tell us, below!


    • endofdays2

      Aug 21st 2014, 21:14

      Didn't watch the trailer but plot sounds exactly like I, Robot...

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