Tony Kaye to cast robot in upcoming film

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on FEB 09, 2019

The decision was made by producer-Sam Khoze and Kaye, who reportedly does not want to rely on makeup or computer-generated effects on a human actor for his latest film.

Tony Kaye, the director ofAmerican History X, is casting an artificial intelligence robot as one of the lead roles in2nd Born,according to Deadline.

The decision was made by producer Sam Khoze and Kaye, who reportedly does not want to rely on makeup or computer-generated effects on a human actor for his latest film.
The robot will be trained in various acting methods and techniques before filming, and Kaye and Khoze hope to enroll it in the Screen Actors Guild.

2nd Bornwill be the sequel to1st Born, a film by Ali Atshani starring Sixo Safai, ValKilmer, Tom Berenger, Greg Grunberg, William Baldwin, and Denise Richards. It is being released this year by Lotus Entertainment and tells the story of a married couple whose first pregnancy forces their families to come together. Much of the cast is expected to return for the sequel.

Kaye has previously directed music videos for artists ranging from Johnny Cash to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also directed a number of feature films, including abortion documentaryLake of Fire and the dramaDetachment.He is reportedly working on a #MeToo-focused film and a 1970s-set crime thriller based in New York City