Alex Garland is a name you should probably know. He's an English novelist who first came to prominense as the writer of The Beach before moving to the silver screen and penning 28 Days Later, Never Let Me Go, the wonderful Sunshine and the marvellously malevolent Dredd.
He's a bit of a sci-fi superman so his latest project is very special indeed as it sees him writing and directing for the first time!
Ex Machina stars Irish chap Domhnall Gleeson as a small cog in a huge company who wins a contest which sees him flying out to a remote location to meet with the reclusive CEO (Oscar Isaac). There, he becomes a part of an experiment to determine if an AI can ever seem truly human...
In anticipation of the release of the film from the 23rd of January 2015, the IFI in Dublin is holding a special screening on Monday the 19th of January at 7pm. And both writer/director Alex Garland and star Domhnall Gleeson will be there to host a Q&A after the movie!
Tickets cost €9 and are available from the IFI box office here.
Ex Machina is in cinemas from the 23d of January 2015.