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
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Two New Clips Of Michael Fassbender's Macbeth
Something wicked this way comes...
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
Release Date For World War Z Sequel
Zombiegeddon continues in 2017
First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins
Missing the high notes with Hugh Grant
Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink
Disney has her playing a live-action Tinker Bell
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders
She'll star in the car culture drama
Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV
Developing crime drama Warrior for Cinemax
John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment
Melonie Diaz is also on for the James Gunn-produced film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 May 2015
Teaser Trailer For Hannibal Season Three
No marriage is perfect
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

McAuliffe Fights Our Robot Overlords
He'll take on the techno fear

08 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

He’s dealt with teenage romance in Flipped, been friends with an alien in I Am Number Four and will shortly be seen as the younger Gatsby in Pacific Rim The Great Gatsby. But can Callan McAuliffe fight Our Robot Overlords? He’ll have to, because he’s just snagged the lead in the movie.

Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley are already aboard the film, which will find the Earth under the control of robots three years after an invasion. Everyone is confined to their homes or controlled by an implant, but McAuliffe and his mates figure a way around theirs and head off in search of his long-lost father.

But even as he seeks to reunite his family, he begins to realise that he’s got a much more important part to play in overcoming the techno threat.

Grabbers' Jon Wright is directing the movie, starting next month in Ireland, working from a script he wrote with Mark Stay.

McAuliffe will also be seen in Kite with Samuel L Jackson and has shot indie pic The Blue Potato. The Great Gatsby, meanwhile, hits our screens on May 16. 


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

Richard Madden Is A Prince
For Cinderella
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available 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)