“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.
Miles is a down-on-his-luck teenage motorcyclist who stumbles upon an advanced robotic dog that’s part of the military’s next-generation, artificial intelligence program. With help from a girl whom he has a crush on, Miles must protect his new friend when it becomes the target of rogue scientists who want their creation back.
Initial release: August 24, 2018 (USA)
Director: Oliver Daly
Music composed by: Ian Hultquist
Written by: Oliver Daly
Cinematography: Tim Orr