Alex Garland on ‘Ex Machina’, His Draft of ‘Logan’s Run’, ‘Annihilation’ and More

One of my favorite films of 2015 was writer-director Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. As most of you know, the film stars Domhnall Gleeson as a computer programmer who wins a contest to meet with the CEO of a large search engine company (Oscar Isaac). When he arrives, he discovers he’s part of an experiment to test the artificial intelligence of an android (Alicia Vikander). Trust me, if you want to see a great, original sci-fi movie, seek this film out. You will not regret it.

Earlier this year, before the film was released, I sat down with Oscar Isaac and Garland at SXSW for an extended interview. During that conversation we talked about the making of the film and how they worked together. So when I had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Garland last week for a follow up conversation, I decided to use my time for a more in depth conversation about his career and future stuff. During the interview he talked about making the film on a limited budget, how the first draft of the script was very different to the shooting script, his love for ‘70s and ‘80s B-movies and how he did a draft of Logan’s Run, his possible next project, Annihilation, and how it will be different from the book, his thoughts on TV, and so much more. If you’re a fan of this gifted filmmaker you’ll definitely enjoy this interview. Check it out below.


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