Phil Lord and Chris Miller Producing an Artificial Intelligence Gone-Wild Animated Film THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES
As Phil Lord and Chris Miller develop their Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated film for Sony Pictures, the studio has hired them on to develop another animated project! That project is called The Mitchells vs. The Machines, which is a comedy about a family who has to come together to survive when the world’s electronic devices turn against humanity. Here's the synopsis:
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.
The film will be directed by Michael Rianda from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Rowe. They used to work together on the animated series Gravity Falls. Before that, Rianda directed a couple of short films. One is called Everyone Dies in 90 Seconds, and the other is called WORK and you can watch both of them below. I think you'll enjoy them. Rianda seems like a solid choice to take on this film.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines should turn out to be a fun and zany animated film. It's like a kid's version of The Terminator!