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

07 March 2014  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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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.

 

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.

 


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Your Comments

RE: Looks good
L: DarrenMarkDouglas Very promising but what makes a film truly great, like Blade Runner, is the story. I heard the script was really light weight and that the acting was somewhat to be desired. Guaranteed to be visually stunning if anything else. I would be careful though of comparing it to such heights as Blade Runner. That film, without question, remains one of the best sci-fi films ever made. i would watch it for yourself if you get time, made for under a million pounds and its More

Posted by fr05t at 21:30 on 30 April 2014 | Report This Post

Looks good
Very promising but what makes a film truly great, like Blade Runner, is the story. I heard the script was really light weight and that the acting was somewhat to be desired. Guaranteed to be visually stunning if anything else. I would be careful though of comparing it to such heights as Blade Runner. That film, without question, remains one of the best sci-fi films ever made. More

Posted by DarrenMarkDouglas at 12:34 on 28 March 2014 | Report This Post

very much Bladerunner
I really enjoyed this and was a bit gutted it ended when it did. Defo gonna check this out when it's released . This movie was defo influenced by movies such as Bladerunner, I Robot and yes the Terminator is in there too and many other Philip K Dick short stories. More

Posted by Sparkykelly69 at 21:33 on 07 March 2014 | Report This Post

Poster Quote
Unless there was a film called 1981? But I can't think of it. More

Posted by joe4560 at 21:07 on 07 March 2014 | Report This Post

Poster Quote
Worst poster quote ever?..... as Blade Runner was 1982 not '81! More

Posted by joe4560 at 21:06 on 07 March 2014 | Report This Post

Talent skips a generation...
allegedly. More

Posted by The Watcher at 19:31 on 07 March 2014 | Report This Post

Or Should I Say The Britterminator....
...Just in case someone corrects me... More

Posted by Holbydude at 14:33 on 07 March 2014 | Report This Post

The Briterminator.....
...Nuff Said. More

Posted by Holbydude at 14:32 on 07 March 2014 | Report This Post

Some nice visuals
Shame about acting vacuum Toby Stephens More

Posted by chris wootton at 13:55 on 07 March 2014 | Report This Post


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