The AI humanoid will take to the silver screen across from Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood
Hanson Robotics’ Sophia the Robot is, by now, a pretty familiar face (or virtual face at least), fluttering her creepily realistic eyelids on various TV shows, being interviewed by tech nerds in viral YouTube videos, and even appearing front row at Alexander Wang.
Now though, it seems like Sophia the Robot is headed for Hollywood, as it’s announced that she’ll be appearing in a new short film, which doesn’t appear to be a documentary, though it does reference her name in the title: SophiaWorld.
Also acting in the short film is Evan Rachel Wood, who has previously (and appropriately) starred in Westworld. In fact, the IMDb synopsis for SophiaWorld reads: “Television's most famous Robot, actress Evan Rachel Wood, and arguably the world's most famous real life humanoid, Sophia the Robot, have a chance encounter in a swanky NY hotel bar. But this coincidental meeting is far more than it seems.”
The reveal teaser for the humanoid-starring short also suggests links to Evan Rachel Wood’s other show, displaying the Westworld logo and a similar style character.
SophiaWorld will premiere on futurism.com, September 4. Watch the teaser below.