An new robot befriends an old thief with amusing results in the new trailer for Robot & Frank. The film, which is set in the near future and debuted to a warm reception at Sundance in January, takes the Siri concept a step further by picturing a world in which a human-size automaton blandly breaks the law if that pleases its master.
Written by graphic novelist-turned-screenwriter Christopher Ford, the indie film picked up a 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize awarded to science-themed pictures. Co-starring James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon, Robot & Frank marks the debut of TV commercial director Jake Schreier, whose previous credits include a spot for the IPhone 4.
Robot & Frank opens August 24.