Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action film that is based on the online Chinese comic 7723 by Wang Nima, and is directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. The film stars the voices of John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Peña, David Cross and Constance Wu. It tells the story of Mai Su, a lonely rebellious teenage girl living in a world where sentient robot technology is commonplace, and 7723, a top-secret weaponized robot, who, through a chance encounter, meet each other and form an unlikely bond that they must use to stop a vicious threat. The film was released on Netflix on September 7, 2018, and was produced almost exclusively using Blender.
A teenage girl named Mai lives with her mother Molly in Grainland. Her father left them when she was young, after which her mother started to depend on robots causing Mai to feel left out. One day, the two attend a product launch at IQ Robotics headquarters. Annoyed at her mother, Mai wanders off, stumbling into the secret lab of Dr. Tanner Rice, who has been working on an attack robot called 7723. Mai accidentally activates 7723, before getting apprehended by security and returned to her mother. At launch, Justin Pin, the CEO of IQ Robotics, reveals a new generation of Q-Bots to the public, but he secretly designed them to explode. 7723 leaves Rice's lab to find Mai, but is pursued by the city police. He starts to use his weapon systems, making the police forces respond with deadly force. He falls into the lowest levels of the city, damaging his memory core.
|author||Joe Ksander Kevin R. Adams|
|director||Kevin R. Adams|
|genre||action adventure animation comedy-drama science fiction western|
|keywords||battle begin capture disk formatting factory reset format kidnap kill lose make up new generation police force secret lab teenage girl total system reset|
|musicBy||Alexis Marshall Samuel Jones|
|producer||Charlene Logan Kelly Jeff Bell John Morch Ken Zorniak Patricia Hicks Yangbin Lu|
|productionCompany||Alibaba Pictures Baozou Manhua Tangent Animation|
|publisher||Alibaba Pictures Netflix Wanda Group|
|theme||animated buddy buddy comedy children's comic science fiction science fiction action the future|