A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Alex Garland's directorial debut Ex Machina. Garland also wrote the film, which stars a trio of rising stars - Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. The film was produced by DNA's Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush executive produced the film along with former Film4 head Tessa Ross. A24 will release the film April 10, 2015. Universal International Pictures is distributing the film internationally.
Here's what an A24 Films representative said about the film in a statement.
"Alex Garland is already one of the most brilliant and distinctive writers working today. Ex Machina marks the beginning of an exciting new step for Alex the director, and we are thrilled to help bring his provocative vision to US audiences."
Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, Ex Machina. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated, seductive--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.
Take a look at the new domestic poster that gives us a closer look "inside" Ava, along with the U.K. poster that debuted earlier today, and stay tuned for the first trailer arriving tomorrow.