Disney has released a trailer for the upcoming 20th Digital Studios film, “The Mill”, which is set in a near future hyper-capitalist America, Joe is a rising star at Mallard, a mega-corporation whose market dominance surpasses Amazon and Apple combined. Devoted to his family and fixated on success, his life unravels into an enigmatic nightmare when he wakes up in an open-air prison cell with no memory of how he got there.
Bewilderingly, the prison cell is centered around an archaic grist mill — a stark symbol of relentless labor. Surrounded by unexplained screams in the darkness and whispers from unseen cellmates, he begins to grapple with the chilling revelation: his omnipotent employer, Mallard, operates this prison. Shrouded in confusion, Joe believes there must be a mix-up. But as the harsh light of day dawns, the horrific reality sets in — this is ‘Advanced Career Training.’ Accused of underperforming, Joe is compelled to push the grist mill to meet a daily quota or face ‘termination.’
“The Mill” is an Orwellian nightmare steeped in Kafka-esque horror, exploring themes of corporate dehumanization, AI domination, and the erosion of personal freedom. As Joe races against time to escape before his son’s birth, he plunges deeper into the sinister belly of Mallard, confronting startling revelations about its true nature. In a world where profit supersedes humanity, will Joe reclaim his freedom, or be crushed under the weight of the ruthless system that has imprisoned him?
Check out “The Mill” trailer below:
The film has been written by Jeffrey David Thomas and directed by Sean King O’Grady. Producers on the film include Josh Feldman, Howery, O’Grady and Jesse Ford. Barbara and Brooke Goldner also serve as executive producers for Altar Rock Pictures, along with David Worthen Brooks, Arbi Pedrossian, and Jenna Cavelle of 20th Digital Studio.
“The Mill” is going to be released on Hulu on Monday 9th October 2023 as part of the streaming platforms “Huluween” celebration. No international release details for Disney+ have been announced.
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