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Sci-fi movie starring former Bond villain hits screens

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 01:38

Mar 18 - A new sci-fi movie ''The Machine'' made on shoestring budget and starring former Bond villain Toby Stephens is due to hit the big screen. Rollo Ross reports.

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'The Machine' directed by Caradog Jones is a new sci-fi thriller based around the complicated science behind artificial intelligence. SOUNDBITE director Caradog Jones, saying (English): "I was reading books on futurism. I was reading books on how AI was being developed. And the more I read the more I thought that actually it was time to do a movie that tackled these subjects in as realistic a way as I could." Caradog's breakthrough with his vision of A.I. was a chance meeting between his producer and a scientist from the UK's Ministry of Defense SOUNDBITE director Caradog Jones, saying (English): "He explained that they've mapped a slug brain and they've mapped a mouse brain and used that model to make their robots work and how the synapses connect and the information is relayed - all of this is being fed into robots they're actually building at the moment." The film, with a budget of only one million pounds, follows two scientists as they create the first machine with fully fledged artificial intelligence. However, when the Ministy of Defense tweak her programming to use her as a weapon, the machine known as Ava goes rogue. SOUNDBITE actor Toby Stephens, saying (English): "I mean when you watch it it's hard to believe that the budget was so small in the same way that "Moon" kind of took a very small budget and made it look amazing, this does the same thing. And they're both very, you know, they're both well-made films. They're both very intelligent films." "The Machine" will hit UK cinemas on March 21st.

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Sci-fi movie starring former Bond villain hits screens

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 01:38