Watch The First Five Minutes Of The Machine

The Brit sci-fi debuts here. There will be blood

Bit of a treat for you this Friday: below, you can see the first five minutes (plus some credits) from new British sci-fi thriller The Machine, which will seriously wake you up from any end-of-the-week stupour into which you might have fallen. Be warned, however, that this footage is not for the faint of heart, and that there's a certain amount of blood splatter.

brightcove.createExperiences();The film is set in a world gripped by a new Cold War, where Britain is a poor shadow even of its current self. Scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) is working on helping injured soldiers as we see in this clip, but soon switches to work, alongside artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz), on the titular Machine, an android with thinking as well as fighting skills that could negotiate peace as well as fight. Of course, with pressure from his bosses to produce a simple, mindless killing machine, things won't be easy. And McCarthy has his own agenda, hoping that his creations can help his own ailing daughter.

The Machine is out in cinemas and video on demand on March 21, with a DVD and Blu-ray release following on March 31.