Melissa McCarthy headlines Superintelligence, that’s heading to HBO Max in the US but is set for a cinema release in the UK.

The trailer has launched for the latest Melissa McCarthy-headlined comedy, Superintelligence. The film centres around an omnipotent AI (voiced by James Corden) that is considering destroying humanity. The AI chooses the most profoundly average human it can find in an attempt to better understand our species, before deciding whether to do away with us.

As has been previously reported, one of the interesting nuggets about Superintelligence’s production is that the film will be launching on the HBO Max streaming platform in the US. This makes it the first film produced by Warner Bros. Film Group to forego a theatrical release in the States, instead choosing to ‘cross the line’ and make its debut on the HBO Max streaming service instead.

Whilst it almost certainly won’t be the last film to do so, especially given the uncertainty surrounding cinemas at the moment, there’s clearly been a lot of thought that has gone into the release strategy for Superintelligence, especially given its status as a mid-budget comedy (a bracket that can be notoriously unreliable at recouping production costs). There’s an interesting piece over at Deadline which surfaced in October where McCarthy and director Ben Falcone chat about their decision to make the switch to streaming.

That said, in the UK, this one is still targeted for a cinema release. When we hear specific details of the UK release, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.

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