An AI robot will be the lead actor in a new big budget sci-fi movie.
Financial backers Bondit Capital Media, Happy Moon Productions and Ten Ten Global Media have announced "b," a 70-million-dollar film starring a robot named Erica. "b" follows a scientist who learns how the program he created to perfect human DNA is dangerous and helps an AI woman he designed escape.
Erica, who was created by Japanese scientists, is being taught to act through use of method acting. The company behind movies like "To The Bone" and "Loving Vincent" says this will be the first film starring an artificially intelligent actor.
The only issues Erica has is she can’t move her limbs and can’t emote with the lower half of her face.
Some of the film was already shot in Japan last year and production is set to resume in Europe in June 2021.