ROBOT OVERLORDS (originally titled Our Robot Overlords) is an upcoming science fiction film co-written and directed by Irish filmmaker Jon Wright (Grabbers). Premiered to favorable reviews at the 2014 London Film Festival, the film stars Callan McAuliffe, Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson, Steven Mackintosh, Geraldine James, Ella Hunt, and Craig Garner.
It has been three years since the robot invasion of earth. Sean Flynn (McAuliffe) has never given up hope that his missing father might still be alive. All humans have been fitted with transmitters to ensure they obey the cardinal rule of the robot empire — that they stay indoors at all times or be incinerated. An accident at home leads to one of the transmitters short-circuiting, allowing Sean and his friends the opportunity to infiltrate their alien adversaries. They may even get a shot at freeing themselves once and for all, but it’s not going to be easy.