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Following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (check here to read Heather Wixson's review), the post-apocalyptic science fiction film I Am Mother has been acquired by Netflix.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, shared the news that Netflix has acquired North American rights to I Am Mother after securing "several international territories" for the film.

Directed by Grant Sputore from a screenplay by Michael Lloyd Green, I Am Mother stars Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard, and Luke Hawker, who plays an artificial intelligence robot created by WETA Workshop and voiced by Rose Byrne.

The movie's premiere date on the streaming service has not yet been revealed, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are announced. In the meantime, you can read the official synopsis below, and in case you missed it, check here to read Heather Wixson's Sundance coverage of I Am Mother, including her review and interviews with Sputore, Swank, and Rugaard.

"I AM MOTHER is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Rugaard), who is the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother (Byrne), a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humankind. But the pair’s unique relationship is threatened when an injured stranger (Swank) arrives with news that calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and her Mother’s intentions."

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Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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