MONSTERS OF MAN: AI Runs Amok in the Official Trailer for the New Sci-Fi Actioner Starring Neil McDonough!

By: John M Jerva

If the Terminator films weren’t enough of a warning, here’s another example of why we shouldn’t mess with artificial intelligence as the official trailer has gone live for the upcoming sci-fi action-thriller Monsters of Man which stars one of my favorite actors Neil McDonough. After a successful crowd funding campaign, the film is ready to be unleashed. Check out the first look footage below!

In a terrifying vision of AI gone wrong, sci-fi thriller Monsters of Man reveals the consequences of unchecked power and robots who have advanced beyond human control. When a corrupt CIA agent (McDonough) teams up with a robotics company to deploy an illegal, unsanctioned military operation, the plan is to drop four prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden Triangle that no one will miss. The mission is to prove the robotics company is worthy of winning a lucrative military contract but all goes horribly awry when six American volunteer doctors witness the brutal slaughter of an innocent village and are forced into a deadly game of cat and mouse as they become the next targets.

In his stunning directorial debut, Mark Toia combines non-stop action with powerful special effects to explore AI, corruption and the terrifying possibilities of future warfare.

The film’s Indiegogo campaign, launched in tandem with the trailer, will offer contributors access to the film upon release as well as exclusive bonus material and a masterclass on indie filmmaking and distribution. Find out more about the Indiegogo campaign here: and feel free to watch the below video to learn more:

Entirely funded by award-winning Australian advertising director
and CEO of Zoom Film & Television,
Writer and Director:

Mark Toia
Originating from a very successful career as an advertising photographer, Mark Toia was encouraged into directing TV commercials by his clients. They desired to bring his exceptional photographic eye to the small screen. 20 years on, Mark has become one of the world’s most sought after international directors and is now receiving scripts from Hollywood’s finest. Toia’s ability to deliver a stunningly artistic story full of drama through to shooting a fast and furious action piece is only a glimpse into what he can deliver.

Toia’s legendary cinematography skills, vast post-production VFX knowledge, joined with his ever-evolving mind and machine-like work ethics make him the perfect choice for any production. His passion is to capture incredible performances within an image that emotionally compels. This combination puts him squarely at the forefront of today’s film & tv industry. Watch this small window of what he has done so far HERE.


Neal McDonough as “Major”
Award-winning actor Neal McDonough is credited in “Band of Brothers”, “Minority Report”, “Captain America”, “Justified”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Walking Tall” and more. More recently, he starred in the award-winning film, “Greater”, “1922” for Stephen King and “Game Over Man” for Netflix.

Jose Rosete as “Boller”
Jose Rosete has over 300 credits to his name. Quentin Tarantino called his film Lowlife “a stroke of genius.” Other highlights include The AMC spinoff “The Walking Dead: Red Machete,” “Dead Bullet,” doing motion capture and voice for “Resident Evil: End of Zoe.”

The movie is set for release on December 8th so check out the new trailer below and get ready for another AI war!

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