UK’s Embankment Films and director Jon Wright (Grabbers (2012)) just released the movie poster for his new sci-fi movie Robot Overlords (2014). The synopsis seems interesting and to get Anderson and Kingsley involved means that the film should be really good on paper, hopefully it translates to film the same. The new film has a magnificent cast including Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Ella Hunt and Callan McAuliffe.
Synopsis: 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, city centres are devastated and a gang of teenagers live in a seaside town constantly under robot threat. Intimidating sentries patrol the streets; snipers are merciless death machines. The Mediator is deceptively childlike but unnervingly coercive. The robot base is The Cube, a massive mother-ship that dominates the horizon.
Directed by Jon Wright
Official Synopsis: Alien robots come to Earth and assert their control over humanity. They claim that they only want to observe humanity. They enforce a strict no one allowed outside rule. They implant humans with a device that alerts sentries to anyone who goes outside and if they refuse to comply they are destroyed. They also employ humans to be their proctors. One of these men is Robin Smythe. He tries to get Kate Flynn to be his wife but she still mourns her husband whom Smythe says died. But her son Sean, doesn't believe it. He sends messages out asking anyone who knows anything about his father to tell him. One day he and three young people are fooling around when they discover that they turned off their implant. That's when they go outside and someone answers Sean's message and tells him where his father is. So he goes out to find him But Smythe pursues him and brings his mother as leverage. And when the robots corner Sean he somehow manages to control them. So the Robots are curious why he can do that. So they tell Smythe to capture him.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Lalor Roddy, Steven Mackintosh, Geraldine James, Laurence Doherty, Tamer Hassan, Gillian Anderson, David McSavage, James Tolcher, James Tarpey,…
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure