Hilary Swank Battles Autonomous Robots in 'I Am Mother' Trailer

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Clara Rugaard and Rose Byrne, as the voice of the robot "Mother," also star in the Netflix thriller, directed by Grant Sputore, about the relationship between humans and machines.

In the first trailer for Netflix's new sci-fi thriller I Am Mother, the future and fate of humankind is in the cold, metal hands of a machine.

The film stars Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard and Rose Byrne as the voice of "Mother," an autonomous robot that has taken on the responsibility of reviving the human race.

The new trailer, released on Thursday, begins with the artificial birth of Rugaard's young teen girl, who develops a human-like bond with her robot maker, "Mother," over the course of her childhood.

The lone human meant to lead the repopulation of Earth in the wake of humanity's extinction, the aging human and ageless robot spend years inside a metallic bunker full of human comforts, with only each other to learn from and love.

"This facility was designed to give humanity a second chance," Byrne's robot says. "One that began with you. Daughter."

As the young girl learns about the world that was before and the world as it is now, Mother reveals how she plans for them to give humanity a second chance "together."

But those plans are abruptly interrupted by the arrival of Swank's injured stranger, whose very presence shatters the truth of what Mother has told the young girl. Not only are there are people still out there, but according to this stranger, the extinction-level threat may just be a product of robots like the one who raised her.

"Mother's not what you think," Daughter says. "She's taken care of me my whole life."

"You haven't seen what they've done," Swank's stranger ominously replies.

As Mother attempts to convince her "daughter" that she's not like the rest of her kind, the trailer reveals that the stranger may also have secrets of her own.

The teaser's last minute devolves into an all-out dark, twisted fight between human and machine as the young teen tries to survive whatever real threat awaits her outside.

Directed by Grant Sputore and written by Michael Lloyd Green, I Am Mother hits Netflix on June 7.