Antonio Banderas is not someone you might think of as star of sci-fi or futuristic tales, but evidently this is one he’s had in play for a while. He’s producing and starring in his next feature film–taking inspiration from Isaac Asimov short stories his new Automata looks a bit like Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence meets Elysium or District 9.
Something about the variety of low-end tech robots and independent film vibe might show some promise, but it also may reflect a low production quality film, too. It’s hard to say whether this is a poorly conceived trailer or reflective of what we’re going to see in the theaters. We’ll be waiting for early reviews before jumping in to see this one.
Automata also stars Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith, and the great Robert Forster. Gabe Ibáñez directs.
Here’s the trailer for Automata:
Automata arrives in theaters and On Demand October 10, 2014.