AUTOMATA Trailer: Antonio Banderas Faces a Robot Uprising in Sci-Fi Thriller

     August 20, 2014


Millennium Entertainment has released the first Automata trailer for director Gabe Ibáñez’s upcoming sci-fi thriller.  The I, Robot-esque story takes place in the year 2044 where robots are ubiquitous and operate under two fundamental laws that prevent them from harming humans or themselves.  Antonio Banderas plays an insurance agent of the ROC robotic corporation who discovers that the robots may be more human than people are led to believe.  Though we’ve seen this story many times before, the film actually looks quite good.  Dylan McDermott fills the role of the robot-hating human, while Ibáñez imbues the picture with a washed out aesthetic reminiscent of Blade Runner that reflects the dire nature of humanity.

Hit the jump to watch the Automata trailer.  The film also stars Melanie Griffith and will be released in theaters and VOD on October 10th.

Trailer via Millennium Entertainment.

Here’s the official synopsis for Automata:

An insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.



  • zac

    bit of district 9 in there as well…ill keep an eye out on this one

  • DNAsplitter

    For a film w a $15M budget I’m very impressed w the visuals they displayed. Will have to see how the reviews turn out but maybe catching this one on VOD. It’s nice to see Banderas getting back to his action roots again in a film that actually looks interesting.

  • Cpt Rex Kramer

    Wow. That looks pretty good. Love that practical robots. Definitely going to look for this one in the theaters.

  • [A]

    ugh, Yahoo Movies — that never works for me

  • Sam

    Looks nice!

  • Neo Racer

    I-Robot lol

    • brNdon

      Yea, except this doesn’t look like a piece of shit…

      And by the way, Guardians of the Galaxy didn’t flop you Negative Nancy.

      How do you like dem apples?

  • Jamie Teller

    “Just a machine? That’s like saying you are just an ape.”

    I like that line.

  • Grendal Sven

    The overall plot has been done to death, but this looks good.

  • bidi

    looks like I, Robot meets Elysium

  • william

    The Animatrix told this story best.

  • Gögi Gonzales

    yes it’s derivative. but what sci-fi isnt? blade runner meets district 9, and it beats CHAPPIE to theatres, so it’s got that going for it…

  • Simon

    Reminds me of I, Robot except with a way lower budget. Doesn’t look cheap though.

  • GrimReaper07

    Hadn’t heard of this film until now but it looks pretty good.

  • Evandest

    wow great trailer!

  • Jonboy

    Jaw on the floor. Hell yeah.. I can’t wait to watch this movie! That robot dropping his cloak was kinda intriguing..

  • vitextreeradar

    great trailer and great title and robert forster!

  • LEM

    This looks good and Expendables 3 reminded me how great Banderas can be.

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  • Steven

    Bobby Donnell is pissed. ;D

    Looks great. Will check it out for sure.

  • amaximus167

    If I was Dylan McDermontt I would hate robots too, after that robot killed me in Hardware.

  • tarek

    Love its look. Will watch it.

  • Cipher

    I,Robot meets Blade Runner. Has potential

  • doc

    The only thing I didn’t like is that the trailer dated the movie by setting it in a specific year. Other than that it looks pretty good and I hope it gets a wide release.

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