The Wrap reports that Oscar Isaac ("Drive," "Inside Llewyn Davis") and Domhnall Gleeson ("Anna Karenina," "About Time") are gearing up to board the movie. Penned by Garland as well, the $15 million "Ex Machina" will tell the story of a billionaire programmer (Isaac) who picks a young employee (Domhnall) to help him test out an AI-driven, female robot on his estate. Intriguingly, the role of the female cyborg has some interesting names circling including Felicity Jones ("Like Crazy," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and Alicia Vikander ("A Royal Affair").
So, this is looking like a pretty fascinating little sci-fi character piece/thriller with some great, rising talent landing the leads. We're always up for a good genre treat and this is seems quite promising. Production is aiming to start late summer or early fall.