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.
This isn't direct to TV/video? It seems like it...
OfficialJab on Nov 11, 2014
What the hell is Ben Kingsley doing in this pile of garbage, also Gillian, damn check, must've had a few zeroes on it...
qweqwu on Nov 11, 2014
SyFy is looking more upmarket..
Steven on Nov 11, 2014
Well, looks interesting. Title seems a bit less than snappy though.
avconsumer2 on Nov 11, 2014
Wow! Robots taking over the planet! What a novel idea.
TheOct8pus on Nov 11, 2014
Nick Sears on Nov 11, 2014
As some one who is finally rounding out the sixth season rewatch of THE X-FILES, this makes me sad. I will go watch THE FALL now.
DAVIDPD on Nov 11, 2014
Silly nonsense... I root for robots...
shiboleth on Nov 11, 2014
Wow. I can imagine the order for the trailer went something like this: "Our CGI looks horrible, so make sure you do a lot of quick cuts, lots of strobe lighting, and don't show anything for more than half a second, kay?"
CoosCoos on Nov 11, 2014
This comment comes all too close to Transformers lol, but yeah you are right. CG looks terrible. Hopefully these shots aren't finished. Probably just strung the trailer together to create some sort of buzz so far out from release date.
TK on Nov 11, 2014
Some of the best robot concepts I've ever witnessed with my eyes.
Carpola on Nov 11, 2014
Why is every 'hero" now-a-days a 15 year old kid?
Richard Smith on Nov 11, 2014
I think it is purely for its intended target audience. Young adults and teens mostly.
TK on Nov 11, 2014
I read it as Robot Overload, which after seeing it, makes perfect sense. Looks like it came from the makers of Battleship.
Armitall on Nov 12, 2014
Gillian Anderson is still gorgeous.
Jeff Prioleau on Nov 12, 2014
Nielsen700 on Nov 12, 2014
is this straight to Netflix ? Can't wait!
shane willett on Nov 12, 2014
The most impressive casting I've yet seen on a SciFi Channel original.
borninatrailer on Nov 17, 2014
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