Scarlett Johansson is probably scoffing at that title since she’s every race, every species, and every thing.
The Hollywood Reporter says there’s a new big-budget sci-fi movie coming out, but this one has something special it. The $70 million sci-fi movie is going to feature the world’s first main role played by an AI actor. That’s right struggling actors of Hollywood: You can now lose out on acting jobs to robots!
With coronavirus still stalling the return of Hollywood, it seems that some people are interested in trying an out-of-the-box solution. Bondit Capital Media, the company behind movies like To The Bone and the Oscar-nominated Loving Vincent, has joined with Belgium’s Happy Moon Productions and New York’s Ten Ten Global Media to put $70 million toward a new sci-fi film starring a robot.
The movie, b, is going to be the first to rely on an artificial intelligence actor. A director and human co-stars have not been hired yet, but some scenes have already been shot with Erica the Robot. The rest of b will be shot in Europe next June. Here’s the synopsis:
b follows a scientist who discovers dangers associated with a program he created to perfect human DNA and helps the artificially intelligent woman he designed (Erica) escape.
Erica is an actual robot created by Japanese scientists Hiroshi Ishiguro and Kohei Ogawa.
That shit’s scary. You can’t tell me otherwise. But at least Erica has better weaves than that other robot Sophia. I’m glad they found a way to repurpose Julia Robert‘s old wigs from Mother’s Day. Eric Pham, Tarek Zohdy, and Sam Khoze are the ones responsible for the story of b and Khoze said this of the movie:
“In other methods of acting, actors involve their own life experiences in the role. But Erica has no life experiences. She was created from scratch to play the role. We had to simulate her motions and emotions through one-on-one sessions, such as controlling the speed of her movements, talking through her feelings and coaching character development and body language.”
The robots are really taking over and we humans are teaching robots how to be more human. We obviously want the robots to destroy us. Between robots and global warming, it is only a matter of time before humanity is done. Even if Greta Thunberg can save us from burning ourselves alive, it really looks like we’re going to also need Sarah Connor if we want to last.