The Automata Pilgrim 7000 is an android built to help mankind in the bleak future of 2044. But in the vein of 2004's I, Robot, the bots bearing artificial intelligence in the upcoming film, Automata, are beginning to think for themselves, a revelation that disturbs humans who thought they were in complete control of their mechanical counterparts. We have the official release details for this sci-fi noir.
"Fast forward fifty years into the future, planet earth is in the midst of gradual desertification. Mankind struggles to survive as the environment deteriorates and the slow regression of the human race begins in AUTÓMATA. On the brink of life and the reality of death, technology combats the prevailing uncertainty and fear with the creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000. Designed to bring support to society’s plight, man and robot reveal what it means to co-exist in a culture defined by human nature.
The descent of civilization is juxtaposed by the rise of ROC, the corporation at the helm of robotic intelligence. Despite the demise of humanity, the company has set forth security protocols to ensure mankind always maintains control over the manufactured population. As ROC insurance agent, Jacq Vaucan (Antonio Banderas) routinely investigates cases and complaints surrounding defective androids, he begins to uncover the secrets behind who is really manipulating the Automata Pilgrim 7000. Jacq’s own suspicions propel the mystery— uncovering a truth that is far more complex than the make or model of any machine.
Writer/Director Gabe Ibáñez was driven to tell a story that blurs the lines between science fiction and reality. Ibáñez gives audiences a compelling look into the theory of evolution and what life might be like for mankind in the not too distant future. With powerful performances from a cast including Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster, AUTÓMATA is a sci-fi film noir that explores the potential dangers and complexities when mind and machine merge."
Automata hits theaters and VOD platforms on October 10th. Written and directed by Gabe Ibáñez (Hierro), the film stars Antonio Banderas (The Expendables 3, Machete Kills), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Pitch Perfect 2), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), Dylan McDermott(American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Olympus Has Fallen, The Descendants), Andy Nyman (Kick Ass 2), Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill), David Ryall (Quartet), Lubomir Neikov (War Inc.), Harry Anichkin (The Expendables 3) and Andrew Tiernan (300: Rise of an Empire).