Following its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Netflix has acquired I Am Mother, the Australian sci-fi thriller from first time director Grant Sputore.
The film stars Acadamy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank as a stranger who is taken into a bunker where they have doubts about one of the hosts and their claims about the outside world. Meredith Borders reviewed the film, explaining that it “brings the suspense to smart sci-fi.”
“‘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.“
Insidious‘ Rose Byrne will be lending her voice to the evil robot.
Bloody Disgusting previously shared the first ever look at The Reaping‘s Hilary Swank, as well as the robot “mom”.