Two years ago, we showcased an amazing first-person action short from director from director Ilya Naishuller. Now, with the help of Tim Burton’s best Russian pal Timur Bekmambetov, it has become a full-length feature, entirely in first-person, from the point of view of a cyborg who fucks shit up, big time.
It just wowed crowds at the Toronto Film Fest, and the trailer released over the weekend makes me stand at attention in more ways than one. My body is ready, but is my mind?
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist