Writer/Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller already have quite the reputation in Hollywood. They first made a live-action name for themselves bringing a heavy dose of “meta” to 21 Jump St and its sequel, a trend that has been done well since by the Deadpool films, and butchered by films like Baywatch. Next, they brought us The Lego Movie, an idea that should have never turned out as good as a Pixar film, with more meta heaped on top. As that franchise has moved on, the writing/directing duo was hand-picked by Lucasfilm to direct Solo: A Star Wars Story, a job they were fired from.
But, really hitting it with animation first with Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs has been the gift that keeps on giving for Lord and Miller, with the aforementioned Lego Movie, the upcoming Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and this recently announced project filling up their slates nicely.
THR reports that Lord and Miller are set to produce The Mitchells vs. the Machines for Sony Animation, the studio the duo worked with on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Mike Rianda will direct from a screenplay he wrote with co-director Jeff Rowe.
The official logline for The Mitchells Vs. the Machines is as follows:
“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.”
Alright, I’d watch a trailer for that!
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