Sony sells Lord and Miller animated feature to Netflix

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Originally set to release last year, the animated movie previously known as Connected sells to Netflix for $110m.

Sony has just today announced a number of further delays to some of its films slated for an early 2021 theatrical run. One film that won’t be getting a spot at the cinema though is The Mitchells Vs. The Machines (formerly titled Connected) as the studio has instead opted to sell the project to Netflix for a reported $110m, according to Deadline.

The movie was due to release last October until Sony reversed that decision based on the box-office numbers that Tenet was achieving.

Netflix has reportedly been actively pursuing this deal and has acquired worldwide rights with the exception of China. Chris Miller and Phil Lord have produced the movie, with Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe co-directing. The film charts the fortunes of a family struggling to relate to one another whilst there is a technological uprising in the world outside.

There’s no announcement as to when Netflix will release the film, but we’ll certainly keep you posted.

In the meantime, here’s the trailer below in case you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet.

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