Alex Garland, the writer of Dredd, 28 Days Later and director of Ex Machina, is currently finishing his next film, Annihilation. It’s based on the famous scifi novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer and though it’s not expected to hit theaters until next year, a few behind-the-scenes photos show the movie is going…
Before Alex Garland blew our minds with Ex Machina, we already knew he was a force, as he’d been writing great movies long before he started directing them. Now it sounds like his next film—another scifi movie—is on the same track, as three amazing leads have just joined on.
Ex Machina remains a strong contender for the best science fiction film of 2015. It’s jam-packed with ideas along with all that psychosexual weirdness. And now at last, writer-director Alex Garland has unpacked where some of those ideas come from.
Ex Machina looks unlike any science fiction film you’ve seen lately. Its mostly subterranean location is opulent and claustrophobic—and then there’s Ava, the eerily beautiful robot. Check out an exclusive clip from the DVD’s special features, and our interview with the film’s production designer, Mark Digby.
Alex Garland’s new movie Ex Machina is a dark and sometimes disturbing look at robots, artificial intelligence, and what it means to be human. I talked with Garland about his childhood expectations for the future, why people don’t seem to care about the Snowden leaks, and whether Ray Kurzweil is full of shit. Ex…
Ex Machina has a lot of crazy brilliant stuff in it, and we’ve gushed about this movie a lot. But there’s one scene in particular that made us freak out when we saw it in the theater, because it’s hilarious and weird and insane. And now that the studio has released as a clip, I can’t stop watching it.
Ex Machina is one of the smartest, most thought-provoking science fiction movies in ages. And that probably conjures images of a slow, introspective Sundance-y film — but actually, Ex Machina moves at a ruthless pace, and kicks your ass up one all and down the other. Minor spoilers ahead...
You've probably seen some pretty sexy robotic imagery from Ex Machina — and yet, it's kind of weird and off-putting as well. The new film from 28 Days Later and Dredd writer Alex Garland, takes the "sexualized robot" archetype and makes it weirder. We talked to Garland about why his robot is both sexy and disturbing.
Dredd was a beloved comic-book adaptation that actually did justice to the iconic post-apocalyptic lawman. But don't hold your breath for a sequel — even though fans have been pushing for Dredd 2 for a few years, writer Alex Garland tells us it's not going to happen.
28 Days Later and Sunshine writer Alex Garland's directorial debut attempts to sex up the Turing Test. And it's creepy. Really creepy. Check out the latest trailer for Ex Machina, which sets up the story a bit better than the previous trailers.
We've been dreaming of Danny Boyle's much talked-about return to the 28 Days Later zombie franchise for years. But maybe now he's finally ready?
Director Alex Garland's debut film, Ex Machina, follows the story of a computer coder named Caleb who, Golden Ticket-style, wins a week in the mountain house of the CEO of the company he works for. Only instead of getting the company, Caleb gets to participate in an experiment testing the capabilities of the CEO's pet…
We celebrated Jeff VanderMeer's novel Annihilation as a weird science novel that's actually weird enough, and an antidote to J.J. Abrams-style mysteries. Now, the movie version has gotten a writer/director who can handle some weirdness: Alex Garland.
28 Days Later and Sunshine writer Alex Garland is back with a new science fiction thriller, this one about the line between human and AI. In Ex Machina, a programmer is tasked with evaluating the consciousness of a female-bodied AI, and things quickly take a turn for the very weird.
If Dredd does well this weekend, what's in store for the inevitable sequel? We talked to screenwriter Alex Garland (28 Days Later) and he told us what he has in mind. He also told us all about how he kept Dredd bloody and fascistic — and how his next movie could channel some of the same deep space themes we loved in…
We may be getting Torchwood a few days ahead of the U.K., but when it comes to the greatest lawman in Mega-City One, Americans are getting shafted.
The first image from Judge Dredd thrilled us, and Karl Urban's the perfect man to play MegaCity One's most uncompromising lawman. But a script draft that leaked out is causing some Block Wars among fans, with some fans hating it.
Could the upcoming Logan's Run movie actually be better than the campy 1976 original? Alex Garland, who wrote the Danny Boyle-dircted films Sunshine and 28 Days Later, is in talks to write the screenplay, going back to the original 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson for inspiration. And Carl…