HBO Max has released the trailer for Kimi, a new sci-fi cyber-thriller from Steven Soderbergh starring The Batman‘s Zoë Kravitz as an agoraphobic voice-stream interpreter, who becomes convinced that she has overheard a murder.
The titular KIMI is a voice-activated digital assistant not unlike Amazon’s Alexa; unsettlingly, it also records every sound and image around their homes, feeding its parent company invaluable insights into people’s personal lives. Set during the COVID-19 pandemic in Seattle, Kravitz’s unnamed, blue-haired protagonist discovers evidence of a violent crime while reviewing a KIMI data stream; when she tries to report it to the device’s company however, it becomes clear that those in charge will do anything to keep secret just how invasive their technology really is.
Directed from a script by David Koepp – whose credits include Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Panic Room and Mission: Impossible, Soderbergh’s latest also stars Byron Bowers, Jaime Camil, Erika Christensen, Derek DelGaudio, Robin Givens, Charles Halford, Devin Ratray, Jacob Vargas and Rita Wilson.
Kimi will stream exclusively on HBO Max from February 10th. Watch the trailer below: