Watch: Antonio Banderas Gets Gritty in First 'Automata' Sci-Fi Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
August 20, 2014
"If you want to survive, you must stay with us." Just recently, we highlighted two teaser posters for an upcoming sci-fi flick called Automata, starring Antonio Banderas. Now the first trailer has arrived, and it definitely has our attention. It seems like a mix of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot mixed with Blade Runner and a hint of District 9. It's gritty, with practical robots, and some impressive visuals for such a low profile sci-fi project. Of course, the question is whether or not the big ideas teased in the trailer are effectively transferred to the big screen, unlike the Will Smith attempt to adapt Asimov's classic work. Watch below!
Here's the first trailer for Gabe Ibáñez's Automata, originally from Yahoo:
Automata is directed by Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez (Hierro) from a script he wrote with Igor Legarreta and Javier Sánchez Donate. The film, set 50 years in the future, follows Antonio Banderas as Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity as he uncovers a truth that is far more complex than the make or model of any machine. Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, and Robert Forster also star in the film which hits VOD and limited theaters this fall on October 10th. Interested?
So basically it's Blade Runner?
ff on Aug 20, 2014
Gives me a I, Robot vibe, but with a nice twist to it. I have high hopes for this, really looking forward to seeing it.
Justin R on Aug 20, 2014
Just a vibe? It's pretty much I robot but more dystopian.
Jon Odishaw on Aug 20, 2014
DAVIDPD on Aug 23, 2014
Please let this be good!
Snev De la Fontaine on Aug 20, 2014
couldn't agree more...
shiboleth on Aug 20, 2014
Looks interesting. I'm picturing Dylan McDermott as his character from Hardware.
NathanDewey on Aug 20, 2014
yes for sure! Every sience fiction movie has my special attention but onley a few are worth mentioning...
Avi on Aug 20, 2014
Except for Melanie Griffith, this looks great !!
Tester on Aug 20, 2014
Melanie Griffith. Still hot.
Tyler Hayes on Aug 20, 2014
Where's The Fresh Prince?
Nielsen700 on Aug 20, 2014
Not 100% sold on the concept (it seems like is been done before), but I AM sold on that cinematography. Wow. Beautiful looking film.
jay on Aug 20, 2014
Has an odd "Blade Runner" feel to it.
Eric Wilson on Aug 21, 2014
Looks bazonus, will keep my eyeballs looking out for it.
Carpola on Aug 21, 2014
hummm good feelings.... And Ethan, i loved "I, Robot". Anything with Asimov's idea gets my attention.
ANOTHERDUMUSER on Aug 21, 2014
Looks awesome. Had no idea that was Dylan McDermott. Looks totally different with that beard and slicked back hair.
steve on Aug 21, 2014
Lol this is so Blade Runner and I,Robot but......I don't care:) looks great!
SkyNet300 on Aug 21, 2014
Has Melanie Griffith had some work done?
The Dude on Aug 23, 2014
Sick. Audaciously cool. On my RADAR!
DAVIDPD on Aug 23, 2014
"...that's like saying, you're just an ape." Wow. That line alone got me hooked.
ali3000 on Aug 26, 2014
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