Must Watch: First Teaser Trailers for Alex Garland's Sci-Fi 'Ex Machina'

October 30, 2014
Source: A24

Ex Machina Trailer

"To erase the line between Man and Machine is to obscure the line between Men and Gods." A24 Films has premiered the first teaser trailer for screenwriter Alex Garland's directorial debut from his own script, a sci-fi called Ex Machina starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Drive, Star Wars) as the CEO of a company who invites a young prodigy at his company to meet with the first true artificial intelligence. Ava is played by Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, The Fifth Estate, Son of a Gun), and Domhnall Gleeson (Frank, About Time, Dredd) plays Caleb. I've been anxiously awaiting footage from Garland's feature debut and this looks absolutely great, even for just a teaser trailer. It's intense and mysterious. Watch below now!

Here's the first official teaser trailer for Alex Garland's Ex Machina, direct from A24's YouTube:

And here's a completely different international teaser trailer direct from Universal Pictures UK:

Ex Machina is written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of Dredd, Sunshine, 28 Days Later). Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan (Oscar Isaac), the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl (Alicia Vikander). The film will be released in the UK starting early January next year. A24 Films just picked up Ex Machina for US release starting April 10th, 2015 next spring. We expect this to premiere at somewhere like Sundance before release. How does that look?

Ex Machina Poster Teaser

First teaser poster above direct from A24 Films. For more visit the film's Facebook page + official site.

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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments


the international trailer is much better. I can't say I'm sold yet but this is intruiging.

Jon Odishaw on Oct 30, 2014


totally agree...

shiboleth on Oct 30, 2014



avconsumer2 on Oct 30, 2014


I think I'm going to choose to not watch this, and just see the film when it lands in NA. Also those taglines are kinds lame I think.

OfficialJab on Oct 30, 2014


Looks great. I'll be seeing this. Been interested in it for awhile. Few days ago I was wondering what was happening with Ex Machina, then the poster came out and the now the trailer. I like what I'm seeing. Garland has written some great movies.

NathanDewey on Oct 30, 2014


Looks great! Oscar Isaac seems to play very similar characters, but he does a great job at it.

Danimal on Oct 30, 2014


Sunshine is very much worth watching for anyone that hasn't seen it yet, 28 Days Later was above average in the genre, so I'm very hopeful about Ex-Machina. For those that haven't seen it, "The Machine" is on Netflix. It has a bit of jerky pace, but overall a very good movie and addition to A/I films. For some reason I feel it had a Twilight Zone feel, where the concept was stressed above all else.

Fred Bastiat on Oct 30, 2014


I think 28 days later was THE movie in the zombie genre, love that movie. Sunshine is very special as well.

Jon Odishaw on Oct 30, 2014


LOL, actually you may be right. You made me ask myself the question of what the best in genre was and I can't think of one better than 28 Days Later.

Fred Bastiat on Oct 30, 2014


Yea there are some good ones but i think 28 days takes the cake

Jon Odishaw on Oct 30, 2014


Sunshine. Hands down. Great film.

TheOct8pus on Oct 30, 2014


Sunshine was great for 70% of the movie then it went into a really weird and dumb place. I still enjoy it very much.

IamSlave on Oct 31, 2014


*Spoiler* Yes I agree the first 3/4 is best. The 'crazy guy did it' at the end was a bit of a disappointment to me, but a really fine movie and the first part of the movie is captivating.

Fred Bastiat on Oct 31, 2014


This will be a winner.

Guest on Oct 30, 2014


Loved the Beach, he writes good characters should be good too.

Carpola on Oct 30, 2014


The Beach was alright, would have been more loved if it weren't Boyle and Garland.

Jon Odishaw on Oct 30, 2014


The book was good though, I think I read it when a lot of folk I knew were going to 'find themselves' at the time and it struck a chord.

Carpola on Oct 30, 2014


I liked the book and the movie. As to the book, The Beach is one of the best examples I can find (next to Catcher in the Rye) of an unreliable first person narrator.

Fred Bastiat on Oct 31, 2014


Not available to watch in Canada. =(

David Diaz on Oct 30, 2014


looks kinda sexy and it's like testing the sickness of today's tycoons, but still not mindblowing. However, it's definitely watchable. Good memories of 28 days later convinced me of that

shiboleth on Oct 30, 2014


This looks fantastic. I'll definitely be there in the front row

Richie G on Oct 30, 2014


Interesting delve into the world of AI.

Quanah on Oct 30, 2014

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