SpongeBob SquarePants and friends are embarking on an odyssey in a strange realm above the ocean depths. Yes, it’s land itself that’s become the porous protagonist’s new frontier in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Two character posters from the flick — showing SpongeBob SquarePants himself and Patrick Star — round out the set that launched this week exclusively on Yahoo Movies.
According to Ibañez, the film is about “this moment where artificial intelligence arrives at the same place as human intelligence.” And, in the middle of all that, an accident investigator — played by Banderas — gets to know the robots a little better than he bargained for, and even starts seeing their side of things, as the machines Planet of the Apes-like turn on their rulers. Sci-fi geeks will also be intrigued by the array of different robots makes and models – from a low-tech, Tonka-like version to sleek, gender-specific designs complete with candy-colored bobs, suggesting a robot civilization with its own hierarchy and class consciousness. Automata also stars Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, and most notably, Melanie Griffith appearing alongside her now-former husband, Banderas.
Sylvester Stallone may look indestructible, but the action star has taken a beating to get that way. Reflecting on his battered state, the 68-year-old described the nasty fall on the set of Expendables 3 that required a metal plate inserted into his back. ”I usually grade the quality of the film by the intensity of the injury,” the Rocky star joked at a press conference to promote the three-quel on Monday, according to the Daily Mail. Co-star Antonio Banderas suffered in silence after hurting himself early in the shoot. On-set injury has become an unpleasant theme for the blockbuster action franchise: Last year Jason Statham reportedly almost drowned in a mishap while shooting an action sequence. But at least bad injuries can make for good bonding: In 2012, Schwarzenegger posted a photo from his hospital bed next to Stallone.