Our Robot Overlords
Posted at 10:05 AM (PST) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Screen Daily
January 30, 2013

Embankment Films' $21m-budgeted sci-fi Our Robot Overlords now has Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley attached. The film will mark Anderson's first sci-fi project outside of The X-Files franchise.

In a recent interview with Screenís sister publication Broadcast, Anderson expressed excitement about the project from Grabbers director Jon Wright.

ďIíve got a film thatís shooting in May,Ē she said. ďItís with Ben Kingsley and it has robots. At the moment itís called Our Robot Overlords.

ďItís a fantastic script set in the future about a woman who has four or five kids living with her in a world run by robots and they break out in search of the father whoís gone missing.Ē

The film is set in a robot-occupied, futuristic Britain in which a gang of teenagers struggle to survive. Produced by Piers Tempest and executive-produced by Mark Huffam, it has secured development backing from the BFI, and Nvizible will handle special effects.