‘Mr. Robot’ Is The New Show You didn’t Know You Needed [VIDEO]
Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek. You may not know his name, but he has quite the resume. He was in both Night At The Museum films, the final chapter of the The Twilight Saga, the American remake of South Korean cult classic OldBoy and the recent video game-inspired Need For Speed. He's very quickly becoming one of my favorite male actors because of his versatility. The show also stars Christian Slater in the title roll, although he has very little screen time in the pilot episode.
Now let's get the obvious stuff out of the way. The show, in contrast with it's title, has nothing to do with robots or the future. Although at first, it seems The Matrix-like (even some the dialog actually), the similarities end with both main characters being cubicle workers and night time hackers. The show seems to follow a theme of the protagonist, Elliot, who suffers from an anti-social disorder and connects to people by hacking them, and his idea that a illuminati-esque corporation is playing god with the rest of the world.
It didn't take but watching the above trailer to catch my interest. The show is very well written and cast. 'Mr.Robot' won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival and was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. Boasting big names like the director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the producer of True Detective, it's no wonder I fell in love with this show. I can't wait until it's television release next month (June 24th, 2015).