Netflix continues to bolster its catalog. The streaming giant not only has action flicks, comedy specials, and drama series, but they also provide family films as well. A trailer for their latest family film, entitled Next Gen, dropped recently, and it looks like it may be a new classic. Next Gen stars John Krasinski as a combat robot who befriends a little girl in an unlikely partnership. According to Engadget, Netflix shelled out $30 million for the film, and it is easy to see why. The heartfelt trailer alone screams Oscar-bait.
In the new trailer, Mai stumbles upon a secret lab and meets the combat robot after being neglected by her mother. It appears that society is obsessed with robots, and uses them for everyday tasks. Mai isn’t a fan of the A.I. until meeting her unexpected buddy. Much like in I, Robot, the household robots have something more sinister written into their program, and at one point in the trailer, you can witness them turn evil. It will be up to Mai and her new companion to save the world from robot domination. Next Gen also stars Charlyne Yi, Michael Peña, Constance Wu, Jason Sudeikis, and David Cross. It lands on Netflix September 7th.