Technology is constantly advancing, with machines replacing people in jobs all over the world – and it seems that not even Hollywood is safe, as America History X director Tony Kaye is looking to employ an A.I. as the lead in his film, 2nd Born.

Kaye is aiming to cast a real robot, who will then be trained in different acting techniques and methods. It was an idea that came from the director and his producer Sam Khoze, when they agreed to forgo the use of computer-generated effects in favour of a more realistic approach. The duo are hoping that the A.I. will receive SAG recognition – but even if it doesn’t, imagine the press. It might even call for a new Oscar category, like “Best Robot in a Leading Role”.

2nd Born is a sequel to the film 1st Born, an indie comedy that starred the likes of Val Kilmer, Tom Berenger, Greg Grunberg, Jay Abdo, Taylor Cole, Reza Sixo Safai, William Baldwin, Denise Richards and Robert Knepper, directed by Ali Atshani.

The film will centre around “a young married couple, Iranian born Ben (Safai) and American Kate, whose complicated first pregnancy forces their extended family, from differing backgrounds, to find common ground for the sake of the baby.”

Several members of the original cast are expected to return for the sequel.

More on this unusual development when we have it.

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