Replace 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s John Goodman with a robot and swap out Mary Elizabeth Winstead with Acadamy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank, and you’ve got yourself the plot of I Am Mother, the Australian sci-fi thriller from first-time director Grant Sputore.
In the film, a stranger is taken into a bunker where they have doubts about one of the hosts and their claims about the outside world. Hmmm.
“‘I Am Mother’ portrays a teenage girl (Rugaard) raised underground by a robot mother designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. Their unique bond is threatened when a blood-drenched stranger, played by Swank, is taken in by the teen, only to find herself at odds with her gear-and-piston parent. Overnight, the stranger casts doubt on Mother’s claims about the outside world and begins to unravel the fabric of their insular family. Unsure whom to trust, the girl begins to probe into Mother’s dubious nature and uncovers the truth of her greater mission.“
Bloody Disgusting has your first ever look at The Reaping‘s Hilary Swank, who is dressed exactly like Winstead in 10 Cloverfield Lane. There’s also a shot of the robot “mom” and young star Clara Rugaard, all thanks to Fabien M.
The film will premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival this fall.