Blumhouse Reveals Trailer For Its Upcoming AI Thriller “Afraid”

afraidBlumhouse’s upcoming horror film stars John Cho and Katherine Waterston as a couple facing off a powerful digital assistant.

Afraid” is from Chris Weitz, writer-director who, along with his brother Paul Weitz, wrote and directed “About a Boy” and “The Golden Compass

In the film, Curtis (John 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.

Also in the movie are Havana Rose Liu, Lukita Maxwell, David Dastmalchian and Keith Carradine.

Columbia Pictures and Blumhouse is set to release “Afraid” in theaters on Aug. 30. Watch the trailer below.