Meet Ava, the Future of Artificial Intelligence, in New 'Ex Machina' Trailer

"You want to see something cool?"

“You are dead-center of the greatest scientific event in the history of man.”

A24 has released the first U.S. trailer for Ex Machina, the artificial-intelligence thriller that marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Alex Garland. Garland also wrote the movie, which features Domhnall Gleeson as a programmer hired to perform a Turing test on Ava (Alicia Vikander), a lifelike A.I. created by a reclusive genius played by Oscar Isaac. As if often the case in such movies, however, all is not as it seems.

In its review for the movie, which opened in the U.K. in January, The Hollywood Reporter called the movie “a classy piece of cerebral sci-fi, with high production values and hot media buzz that should propel it beyond fanboy circles.”

Ex Machina will premiere in the U.S. at the SXSW Festival March 14, ahead of a theater release on April 10.

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