After numerous delays, “The Mitchells vs The Machines” will finally premiere worldwide on April 30 on the streaming service app Netflix, with China getting a theatrical release.
Netflix’s official Youtube channel released a teaser trailer Wednesday alongside the premiere date of the movie.
The film was supposed to be released worldwide in January 2020 but the date was moved toSept. 18, 2020.It was delayed again to Oct. 23, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was supposed to carry the new title “Connected.”
With Netflix buying the rights to the film from Sony Pictures for around $100 million last Jan. 12, the film reverted to its original title and will be released in the streaming service instead.
Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson) sets off to the film school of her dreams, as her nature-loving dad Rick Mitchell (Danny McBride) insists that the family drive her to school for a last totally-not-so-awkward cross-country road trip. Suddenly, robots stage an uprising and it is up to the Mitchells to save the world.
The movie was produced by Academy Award winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) with Kurt Albrect (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) completing the roster of producers.
Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) is the movie’s director and writer. Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls) also co-wrote the film.
The cast is composed of of Abbi Jacobson (Disenchantment), Danny McBride (Aloha), Maya Rudolph (Grown Ups), Mike Rianda, Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show), Olivia Colman (The Iron Lady), NBA star Blake Griffin, Doug The Pug, Fred Armisen (The Looney Toons Show), Beck Bennett (Balls Out), Chrissy Teigen (Inside Amy Schumer), John Legend, Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart), Conan O’Brien (The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien), Sasheer Zamata (Would You Fall for That?), Elle Mills(ElleOfTheMills), Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) and Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live). Arvee Christine R. Biscocho