Thanks to Entertainment weekly, we’ve got our first look at Connected, a new CG-animated sci-fi comedy adventure from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and director Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls), which follows an everyday family on a road trip who find themselves battling a robot apocalypse.
“The big whiz-bang of the tech uprising [and] robot apocalypse makes for a lot of exciting action and comedy, but at the end of the day, the heart of this thing is this family,” said Miller, with Lord adding that: “It’s one thing to fight the robot apocalypse, and that’s kind of a fun premise. But it’s much more interesting to have your dad trying to teach you to drive stick during the robot apocalypse.”
“I tried to think about the two things that I loved the most, which was my crazy family… and also killer robots,” states director Rianda. “[Connected] is ort of a love letter to our imperfect human world, where it’s lovingly done but everything is kind of rumbly and a little bit wobbly. We wanted to show those imperfections, and we wanted to show them lovingly.”
Connected is set for release on September 18th 2020 and features a voice cast that includes Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre and Olivia Colman.