Ahem...*Puts on Tin Foil Hat*....What would you do if on your way back from a family vacation you found the world had been enslaved by technology? No this is not the plot to some bad Google documentary but, the plot of Sony Animation's new animated film Connected. Today, the studio that brought us Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse reveal the first trailer for their latest project that shows us the darker side of technology.
The film is directed by Mike Rianda (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Rianda and Jeff Rowe (who also serves as the film's co-director), with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serving as producers. It stars the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Rianda, Eric Andre, and Olivia Colman.
Official Plot Synopsis
When Katie Mitchell, a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her plans to meet "her people" at college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time. Katie and Rick are joined by the rest of the family, including Katie's wildly positive mom Linda, her quirky little brother Aaron, and the family's pet pug Monchi for the ultimate family road trip. Suddenly, the Mitchells' plans are interrupted by a tech uprising: all around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones, to appliances, to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it is time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world.
Connected is a completely different movie from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse of course, but this team from Sony Animation have more than earned my trust, so I can't wait to learn more about the film.
Connected is scheduled to be released on September 18, 2020
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