Watch: Gillian Anderson & Ben Kingsley in 'Robot Overlords' Trailer
"People of Earth, do not be alarmed. We wish you no harm. Robots never lie." How is it possible that Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley are starring in a sci-fi flick called Robot Overlords and this is the first we're hearing about it? Well, it's not exactly, since we mentioned it briefly in February of 2013, but simply haven't heard anything about it since then. The film is set in the future and takes place on an Earth conquered by robots from another galaxy, but one young teen (Callan McAuliffe of The Great Gatsby) may hold the key to giving humans the power to fight back and take back the planet. The special effects range from impressive to downright terrible, but the movie as a whole feels like a generic SyFy project.
Robot Overlords is directed by Jon Wright (Grabbers) who co-wrote the script with newcomer Mark Stay. Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy; survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside. In robot-occupied Britain, cities are devastated and a gang of teenagers live in a seaside town constantly under robot threat, and one young man (Callan McAuliffe) seems to have the power to finally fight back. Ben Kinglsey and Gillian Anderson also star in the film hitting the UK on March 19th, but doesn't have a US release date.