First Trailer for Sci-Fi Robot Dog Movie 'A-X-L' Starring Alex Neustaedter

May 17, 2018
Source: YouTube

AXL Trailer

"That's my dog - I want it back." Global Road Entertainment has debuted the first official trailer for Oliver Daly's new movie AXL, or A-X-L, about a giant robot dog that becomes friends with a teenager kid. It's inspired by classic 80's family sci-fi movies like Short Circuit and Flight of the Navigator, adapted directly from Daly's own short film Miles, and is more of a kids movie (or "family movie") than an edgy sci-fi concept or action movie like Michael Bay would make. Alex Neustaedter (from Ithaca, The Tribes of Palos Verdes, "Colony") stars as Miles, along with Becky G, Dorian Kingi (as AXL), Eric Etebari, Niko Guardado, Patricia De Leon, Alex MacNicoll, and Madeline Bertani. This is a cheesy trailer with the music, but I have a feeling this might be a cool film - even though it's meant for younger audiences, seems like good fun.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Oliver Daly's A-X-L, direct from Global Road's YouTube:

AXL Poster

In the vein of classic 1980's family movies Short Circuit and Flight of the Navigator, A.X.L. is a new adventure about a down-on-his luck teenage bike rider, Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who stumbles upon an advanced, robotic, military dog named A.X.L. Endowed with next-generation artificial intelligence but with the heart of a dog, A.X.L. forms an emotional bond with Miles, much to the chagrin of the rogue military scientists who created A.X.L. and would do anything to retrieve him. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. gets captured, Miles teams up with his smart, resourceful crush, Sara (Becky G), to protect his new best friend on a timeless, epic adventure for the whole family. AXL is both written and directed by American filmmaker Oliver Daly, making his feature directorial debut after the short film Miles previously. Follow him @olliedaly. Global Road will release AXL in theaters starting August 24th later this summer.

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This would be 100 times cooler if it was about a real dog that was trained by the military....

TheOct8pus on May 17, 2018


Ingenious re-working of Short Circuit...?

kitano0 on May 17, 2018


Childish. In every aspect ...

shiboleth on May 17, 2018


Pretty sure this is a kids movie. Everyone relax lol

Shawn Cowan on May 17, 2018


If it's a kids movie then why do they have to make the male lead look like a sex symbol in the poster?

CyraNOSE on May 17, 2018



DAVIDPD on May 17, 2018


Let me guess, some a-holes brutally hurt or kill the robot dog and it's a very sad moment.

CyraNOSE on May 17, 2018


Speaking of Short Circuit, did anyone else desperately want one of the Johnny 5 toys that were in the sequel? Seems like that was a hell of a missed opportunity.

grimjob on May 17, 2018


Finally a film about some a robot and a human in a positive story. Looks promising and a lot of fun. I loved Johnny 5 and Short Circuit!! Life , even so called mechanical life is not a malfunction !!!

Pius Agius on May 18, 2018



Living Tribunal on May 18, 2018


Damn, people. All you in the comments here hating on this movie. It looks entertaining. It's reasonably original. It's not a sequel or a reboot. WE NEED TO SUPPORT GOOD MOVIES THAT STUDIOS TAKE A CHANCE ON or we're going to continue to get nothing but remakes, reboots and sequels. When it comes out, hate it if it's a terrible movie, sure. But don't hate on the trailer because "Wot... ?"

shoop83 on May 30, 2018

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