Netflix has been busy the last 24 hours hailing their next feature film arrival with Federico D’Alessandro’s dark new sci-fi, Tau. The official full trailer is here courtesy of IGN now and thus, if harrowing, contained sci-fi thrills is more your speed, this might be a fascinating add to your list upon its June 29 release.
Once a street-smart grifter, Julia (Maika Monroe) is the latest young woman held captive, a body and a mind to be exploited in a fatal experiment. The only thing standing in the way of her freedom is TAU, the advanced artificial intelligence developed in secret by Alex, her masochistic and enigmatic captor. TAU is armed with a battalion of drones and robots that automate Alex’s futuristic smart house and laboratory, the walls lined with screens that visually transport it from grassy plains to the depths of space. TAU’s potential is only limited by his understanding of the world he exists in, but TAU is ready for more. Julia, showing resourcefulness and courage, must race against time to bridge the boundaries between man and machine, connect to TAU and win her freedom before she suffers the same fate as the six other subjects who came before her.
Also starring are Ed Skrein and the incomparable Gary Oldman as the voice of our title A.I. sprawling about as a force to be reckoned with. Tacking on the name David S. Goyer certainly suffices though having had his load of successes including the Dark Knight trilogy next to D’Alessandro’s proven storyboard artistry on many a Marvel flick and more.