'I Am Mother' trailer sees Rose Byrne and Hilary Swank battle it out in Netflix's latest sci-fi thriller
Based in an apocalyptic world, 'I Am Mother' takes us into the life of a daughter, who is raised by an autonomous robot who seemingly lies about humanity's extinction
Netflix has released the trailer to its science fiction thriller film 'I Am Mother' and we won't be doing it justice if we just say we are mindblown!
Directed by Grant Sputore, the film was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year as an independent film, following which Netflix picked it up to distribute. To say that the trailer is compelling from start to finish is an understatement. Plotline aside, the practical robot design for Mother is more than just impressive. You can watch it for yourself here:
The film opens in an abandoned, nondescript, high-tech bunker days after an accident has wiped out humanity. Mother, who is voiced by Rose Byrne, is an anthropomorphic robot who has been made in charge of 63,000 human embryos. Mother selects one to harvest, nurture and raise - an embryo who grows into Daughter (played by Clara Rugaard), who lives her life thinking she is the only human on earth. Life is going just fine with Daughter thinking that she is the only one that Mother is nurturing because humanity needed a "second chance".
"This facility was designed to give humanity a second chance," Byrne's Mother says in the trailer. "One that began with you. Daughter."
The inexplicable arrival of a stranger played by Hilary Swank threatens the bond between Mother and Daughter, which raises questions about everything that the teenage girl has been told about the outside world. She starts probing Mother's nature and discovers the greater mission behind her truth.
The official synopsis of the show is: "A girl raised by a droid after a mass extinction begins to ask questions when an injured woman turns up at their high-tech bunker."
'Mother's not what you think," Daughter says. "She's taken care of me my whole life."
"You haven't seen what they've done," Swank's stranger ominously replies.
As it turns out, there is more to Mother than what she has told Daughter - and us. Not only are there people outside the bunker, according to Swank's stranger, but this extinction-level threat might also as well have been a product of the very robots who raised her.
As dark and thrilling as the trailer is, it is only a matter of time that we'll know how the movie turns out. And we cannot wait for June 7, 2019, for it to release.
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