British screenwriter Alex Garland is set to make his directorial debut with robotic sci-fi thriller 'Ex Machina'. Garland who has penned a number of notable features including that of Danny Boyle's 'The Beach', '28 Days Later' and 'Sunshine' as well as the recent reboot of comic book hero 'Dredd'. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Garland will move behind the camera to helm the project he has also scripted for Brit productions company DNA Films. The writer/director will also co-produce alongside Scott Rudin and Eli Bush.
"A billionaire programmer 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."