Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
02 April 2015
David Duchovny Reveals More X-Files Revival Details
Looks like Walter Skinner and CSM are headed back to screens
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Walk
02 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Stonehearst Asylum (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Robot Overlords (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Gillian Anderson Battles Robot Overlords
With help from Grabbers' Jon Wright

06 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen Daily

submit to reddit

Gillian Anderson

Director Jon Wright delivered a blast of pure horror comedy fun late last year with Grabbers. While he was doing the press rounds for the drink-soaked tentacle terror, he talked up his next project, sci-fi adventure Our Robot Overlords. We’re still waiting to hear if Calculon has accepted an offer to play one of the villains, but thanks to Screen Daily, we do know Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley are on board.

With $21 million to play with this time, Wright is in pre-production on the film, which takes place three years after a robot invasion of the planet. Everyone in the world is confined to their homes by way of an implant, but a gang of teenagers figure out how to deactivate theirs and head off on an adventure.

“I’ve got a film that’s shooting in May,” Anderson told Daily’s sister publication Broadcast. “It’s a fantastic script set in the future about a woman who has four or five kids living with her in a world run by robots and they break out in search of the father who’s gone missing.”

No word yet on who Kingsley’s playing – though we can hear him as a seemingly benevolent robot commander even now.

You can track the movie’s progress on its official twitter feed. We're definitely looking forward to this one.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Jane Levy Is In A Dark Place
For a new horror film
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Gillian Anderson
God she is sexy! Film sounds a hoot too, count me in! More

Posted by petejwheeldon at 14:08 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)