Novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland makes a flawless transition to filmmaking with this intelligent and thought-provoking exploration of the merits and dangers of artificial intelligence. Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) plays the wealthy head of a tech corporation. He invites a programmer, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson - Frank) to visit his rural hideaway in order to meet and interact with one of his creations (Alicia Vikander). However Caleb soon begins to suspect that all is not as it should be.