Robots are people, too, in the first trailer for Millennium Entertainment’s upcoming science fiction release “Automata.”
The futuristic thriller, which looks like a mix of “Blade Runner,” “I, Robot” and “District 9,” stars Antonio Banderas as a robotics corporation insurance agent who routinely investigates cases of people manipulating robots. He begins to view the machines in a new light, however, when he pursues a robot altering other robots.
And according to co-star Melanie Griffith, “self repairing implies some idea of a conscience.” The thought appears to be the big idea behind the movie, in which a robot scoffs at the idea of being considered “just a machine.”
“That’s like saying that you’re just an ape,” the disgruntled robot tells Banderas in the preview (above).
Dylan McDermott co-stars as a trigger-happy agent tasked with hunting down a group of bots that have captured Banderas’ character, and might just convince him to join their cause.
The machines rise in theaters and on VOD on Oct. 10.