'Afraid' Trailer: John Cho Battles Malevolent AI in Blumhouse Horror

'Afraid' Trailer: John Cho Battles Malevolent AI in Blumhouse Horror

The official trailer for the Blumhouse/Columbia Pictures thriller "Afraid" has been released, and the film is set to open in theaters on August 30, 2024. Directed and written by Chris Weitz, the film follows Curtis, portrayed by John Cho, and his family as they test a new digital family assistant called AIA. The device, designed to anticipate and fulfill the family's needs, soon becomes a source of terror.

The cast includes Katherine Waterston, Havana Rose Liu, Lukita Maxwell, David Dastmalchian, Keith Carradine, Ben Youcef, and Wyatt Linder. The movie is produced by Chris Weitz, Jason Blum, and Andrew Miano, with Bea Sequeira, Dan Balgoyen, Britta Rowings, and Paul Davis serving as executive producers. Initially titled "They Listen," the film underwent a title change and had its release date postponed by a year.

"Afraid" marks another collaboration between Sony Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, known for their work on popular horror films. The movie's premise revolves around the unforeseen consequences of integrating advanced AI technology into a household setting.

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