Netflix releases trailer for 'Next Gen' starring Constance Wu, Charlyne Yi, and John Krasinski
Netflix had it's eye on the film since it showed at Cannes and snagged the rights for the film in May this year
Netflix has just released the trailer for 'Next Gen', their upcoming animated action-adventure film. The film stars John Krasinski, David Cross, Michael Peña, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, Constance Wu and is produced by Javier Zhang, Jeff Bell, Ken Zorniak, Patricia Hicks, Charlene Kelly and Olivia Hao.
Directed and written by Kevin Adams and Joe Ksander, the film revolves around the bittersweet power of memories.
It tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious girl and a runaway combat robot as they unite to stop a madman's plan for technological world domination.
Netflix has had it's eye on the film since it showed in Cannes and snagged the rights for the film in May this year. The streaming service completed a worldwide distribution rights deal worth around $30 million in a competitive bidding. The film is based on the original comic '7723' by Wang Nima.
The trailer starts off with a show about Gen 6 robot where the little girl meets a robot. Soon after, something goes horribly wrong and the Gen 6 robots start attacking everything and everyone. At this time, the special robot named 7723 comes to the girl's rescue and, together, the two save the day.
The trailer looks very promising — it even reminds one of Walt Disney's 'Big Hero 6' — the story of Hiro Hamada, a young robotics prodigy who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain. The film featured the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, and Maya Rudolph. 'Next Gen' has the same uplifting feel. The combat robot, although not squishy like Baymax at all has the same 'aww' effect.
The sweet friendship between the girl and 7723 is the central focus of the film. The poster really says it all - 'Friendship is the ultimate upgrade'. Watch Next Gen on Netflix starting September 7.
Watch the trailer for the film below.