I really hope this film is as good as it looks. Directed by Gabe Ibanez and starring Antonio Banderas, Automata appears to be stepping out on territory that, up until now, had only been exquisitely touched by Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner. This trailer has all the makings of a really good science fiction story, if it doesn’t start taking itself too serious and begin confusing people, a pitfall films like Strange Days, Johnny Mnenomic fell into.

The year is 2044. Earth is in political and ecological turmoil. An insurance agents of a robotics corporation routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

I don’t hold Robo-apocaplypse films near to my heart, but I’m always down for something fresh, and Automata, could be just what the doctor ordered.