Alex Garland, the screenwriter behind films such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, and Dredd, is set to direct his first feature film from a script he wrote. It's an original sci-fi robot thriller called Ex Machina.
The story centers on "a billionaire programmer who handpicks a young employee to spend a week at his remote estate and participate in a test involving his latest invention -- an artificially intelligent female robot."
This sounds like it could be a solidly good movie. Garland is a great screenwriter, so I'm sure it'll be a good story. It will be interesting to see if he's got some directing chops as well. He's planning to start shooting the movie this summer or fall with a $15 million budget.