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Family Fights an AI Uprising in ‘The Mitchells Vs. The Machines’

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Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s untitled animation project for Sony Pictures Animation has received a title, and a synopsis!

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines is an animated comedy that will pit a road-trip bound family against the daily technological devices that have turned against them and the rest of humanity. The movie is slated for release on January 10, 2020.

The official press release logline reads:

“The Mitchells are a dysfunctional but loving family whose road trip is interrupted by a tech uprising that threatens mankind: All around the world, the electronic devices people love—from phones to self-driving cars to a sleek new line of personal robots—turn on humanity.

With the help of two malfunctioning robots and the family’s delightfully overweight pug, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world.”

Miller and Lord previously directed The LEGO Movie (2014) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009). They will produce The Mitchells Vs. The Machines alongside Kurt Albrecht. Director Mike Rianda and co-director Jeff Rowe wrote the screenplay. No voice talent or further details have been announced at this time.

Via press release.

What do you think of this announcement? Does this premise sound like something you would watch?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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