‘Afraid’ Trailer: John Cho Faces Off Against a Deadly AI Assistant in New Blumhouse Horror Movie

AI turns deadly in the trailer for Sony’s “Afraid,” a new Blumhouse horror movie starring John Cho and Katherine Waterston.

Per the sci-fi horror movie’s logline: “Curtis (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. 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.”

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The trailer sees Curtis and his family navigate their new AI assistant. At first, she seems to do everything and more, from ordering food to reading stories to the kids, helping out with chores and taking care of the bills for the parents. But things start to go awry and the AI assistant turns deadly.

“Bottoms” star Havana Rose Liu, Lukita Maxwell, David Dastmalchian and Keith Carradine round out the cast for the film, originally titled “They Listen.” “Afraid” is produced by “M3GAN” and “The Purge” production company Blumhouse. The film will be released in the United States by Columbia Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The film was written and directed by Chris Weitz. Weitz, Jason Blum and Andrew Miano produced. Beatriz Sequeira, Paul O. Davis, Dan Balgoyen and Britta Rowings served as executive producers.

The film hits theaters Aug. 30. Watch the trailer below.

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