AFRAID: Exclusive Trailer and Poster Debut for New Blumhouse AI Thriller

IGN can exclusively debut the new trailer and poster for the Blumhouse/Columbia Pictures thriller AFRAID, which opens in theaters August 30. (Yes, the title is in all caps with the AI italicized.)

You can view the trailer via the embed below while the poster can be seen above.

“In AFRAID, Curtis (John Cho) and his family are selected to test a revolutionary new home device: a digital family assistant called AIA. Taking smart home to the next level, once the unit and all its sensors and cameras are installed in their home, AIA seems able to do it all,” according to the official synopsis.

“She learns the family’s behaviors and begins to anticipate their needs. And she can make sure nothing – and no one – gets in her family’s way.”

In addition to John Cho, the cast also includes Katherine Waterston, Havana Rose Liu, Lukita Maxwell with David Dastmalchian and Keith Carradine.

Previously titled They Listen, AFRAID is written and directed by Chris Weitz, whose credits include The Golden Compass, About a Boy, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and Operation Finale.

Weitz also produces the film along with Jason Blum and Andrew Miano. Executive producers are Beatriz Sequeira, Paul O. Davis, Dan Balgoyen, and Britta Rowings.

For more on Blumhouse, check out what Blumhouse Games has in store, find out about the Blair Witch reimagining they have in the works and when you can see their sequels to Five Nights at Freddy’s and M3GAN.


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