Phil Lord and Chris Miller have a new project in the works with Sony Pictures Animation and this time it is ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines.’ The duo might not have worked out for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ but they have had nothing but non-stop hits in animation. In fact, the two got their start with Sony Pictures Animation as their breakout movie ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ was released through this studio.
At this time, the movie is set to be produced by the pair and both written and directed by Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe. Kurt Albrecht will also be producing the feature.
While we don’t know the full plot quite yet or if any voice actors have been signed to the film the logline states:
The Mitchells are a dysfunctional but loving family whose road trip is interrupted by a tech uprising that threatens mankind, when 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.
The idea of technology turning on humanity isn’t a new concept but one that is always fun to see, especially in what is potentially a kid’s film.
We’ll next see Lord and Miller’s work at Sony Pictures Animation later this year with the release of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’
Are you eager to see more of ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’? Do you think that this will be a feel-good family film for audiences as much of Lord and Miller’s work has been in the past? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter