The upcoming Sony Pictures Animation feature formerly known as The Mitchells vs. the Machines has been officially dubbed Connected, the studio revealed through EW.com Thursday.
Written and directed by Mike Rianda (creative director/writer, Gravity Falls), co-directed by Jeff Rowe (writer, Disenchantment, Gravity Falls) and produced by Oscar winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), the CG comedy anchors on a family road trip upended by a global tech uprising.
As just announced, Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson is voicing Katie Mitchell — the artsy teen daughter looking forward to starting the next chapter of her life at her dream college, away from her family. However, nature-loving dad Rick (Danny McBride) decides that the whole clan should drive Katie out to school to do some quality, screen-free bonding on the road. Along with mom Linda (Maya Rudolph), little brother Aaron (Rianda) and their pudgy pug Monchi, the fam heads out but soon encounters a bigger adventure than they planned, as smartphones, household appliances and companion robots suddenly go Terminator in a deadly worldwide revolt.
The voice cast for Connected also includes comedian Eric Andre as tech inventor Mark Bowman, and Oscar winner Olivia Colman as voice assistant PAL.
[Source: Entertainment Weekly]