Bits of several previous AI-themed movies from Blade Runner to Ex Machina collide in upcoming sci-fi tale WifeLike.

Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Elena Kampouris, “A grieving detective in the near-future (Meyers) hunts down criminals who trade artificial humans on the black market. In the fight to end AI exploitation, an underground resistance attempts to infiltrate him by sabotaging the programming of the artificial human assigned as his companion (Kampouris) to behave like his late wife. She begins to question her reality as memories of a past life begin to surface in a world where nothing is as it seems.”

Also featuring Doron Bell, Agam Darshi, Sara Sampaio, Alix Villaret, Fletcher Donovan, C. J. Perry and Stephen Lobo, WifeLike has been written and directed by James Bird (Eat Spirit Eat).

WifeLike is currently slated for an August release. here’s a taste of it: