Sony Announces Lord and Miller Animated Comedy ‘The Mitchells Vs the Machines’ (Exclusive)

Mike Rianda-directed film to hit theaters on January 10, 2020

Last Updated: May 22, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled the title and first details for its previously untitled Phil Lord and Chris Miller-produced Sony Pictures Animation Movie.

“The Mitchells Vs. The Machines” will be an animated comedy from producers Lord and Miller, set for release on January 10, 2020.

The Mitchells are a dysfunctional yet loving family whose road trip gets interrupted by a tech uprising. All around the world, devices we love like phones and self-driving cars turn on humanity, and the Mitchells have to work past their problems to save the world.

Mike Rianda is directing the film. He also wrote the screenplay with co-director Jeff Rowe. Lord and Miller produce alongside Kurt Albrecht.

Miller and Lord’s credits include “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street.” They also have an executive producing credit on the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story” after the duo exited the project as directors last year. Hollywood veteran Ron Howard was brought in by Lucasfilm to complete the film.

Sony Pictures Animation’s slate for the year includes “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” (July 13), “Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween” (October 12) and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (December 14).