We first heard about Robot Overlords way back in August 2012, when we were chatting to director Jon Wright about his Irish-set drinking-monster-comedy-horror flick Grabbers. Here's what he had to say:
"Well there are two films that I'm attached to. One of the is called Our Robot Overlords that’s set three years after the robot invasion and everyone is confined to their houses and nobody knows why. It’s about a gang of teenagers who break out of their house and go on an odyssey across the tiny town where they live."
Well it seems he's gone ahead andmade it - check out the trailer below.
It's an old fashioned, family-friendly adventure - defnitely worlds away from the gooey and rather fun Grabbers. In fact those bots look fairly huggable and don't seem to do much actual damage throughout, perhaps there's something else nefarious going on? Could it be down to the often-evil Ben Kingsley?!
The film also stars Gillian Anderson but is probably mostly about the kids, including Aussia Callum McAuliffe, James Tarpey and Ella Hunt. It's looking like pretty standard fare, and early reviews out of the London Film Festival have been fairly decent. Though with a $20 million plus budget, it doesn't look like its going to set the box office aflame.
We'll have to wait and see when the film hits cinemas on the 27th of March 2015.