Full Trailer for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Android Sci-Fi Comedy 'Bigbug'
by Alex Billington
January 13, 2022
"They have no qualms about replacing us." Netflix has debuted the full-length official trailer for Bigbug or Big Bug, the latest film from Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It seems to be a play on the idea of robots recognizing how flawed humans are, and containing them for their own safety. Set in the near future, the sci-fi film involves a group of bickering suburbanites who find themselves stuck together when an android uprising causes their well intentioned household robots to lock them in for their own safety. (Sounds like an amusing sci-fi satire about lockdowns?) "Maybe it's the robots who've got a soul – or not!" It's arriving on Netflix in February for everyone to watch. The ensemble cast features Elsa Zylberstein, Isabelle Nanty, Stéphane De Groodt, Claude Perron, Youssef Hajdi, Claire Chust, François Levantal, Alban Lenoir, André Dussollier, Marysole Fertard, and Hélie Thonnat. This definitely looks as wacky and as wild as you'd expect from Jeunet, with plenty of weird characters and colorful sets. I need to watch this.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Bigbug, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
You can rewatch the first teaser trailer for Jeunet's Bigbug here, to see the first look reveal again.
In 2050, artificial intelligence is everywhere. So much so that humanity relies on it to satisfy its every need and every desire - even the most secret and wicked… In a quiet residential area, four domestic robots suddenly decide to take their masters hostage in their own home. Locked together, a not-quite-so-blended family, an intrusive neighbour and her enterprising sex-robot are now forced to put up with each other in an increasingly hysterical atmosphere! While, outside, the Yonyx, the latest generation of androids, are trying to take over. As the threat draws closer, the humans look elsewhere, get jealous, and rip into each other under the bewildered eyes of their indoor robots. Bigbug, also written as Big Bug, is directed by the award-winning, visionary French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet, writer and director of the feature films Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, Alien: Resurrection, Amélie, A Very Long Engagement, Micmacs, and The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, as well as other music videos and film projects. The screenplay is written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant. It's produced by Frédéric Doniguian and Richard Grandpierre. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. Netflix will debut Jeunet's Bigbug streaming starting on February 11th, 2022 coming soon. Who's planning to watch this?
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