“They Rise. We Fall.” So says a new one-sheet for the sci-fi/actioner The Machine starring Toby Stephens and Caity Lotz. I caught this one at Fantasia in Montreal earlier this month and really enjoyed it. A distributor swooped in and picked it up for the U.S. – we’re just awaiting word on who.
With an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with his creation, ‘The Machine’- an android with unrivalled physical and processing skills. When a programming glitch causes an early prototype to destroy his lab, McCarthy enlists artificial intelligence expert Ava (Lotz) to help him harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine.