EXCLUSIVE: Musician and filmmaker Flying Lotus has pickle the sci-fi fright film Ash as his second feature, on the heels of his body fright anthology Kuso, which made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Movie Competition.
The fresh film, for which the multi-hyphenate will furthermore compose an authorized rating, watches as a girl wakes up on a a long way away planet and finds the crew of her pickle feature viciously killed, her investigation into what came about surroundings in lunge a unpleasant chain of events.
Jonni Remmler penned the contemporary screenplay. XYZ Motion images and GFC Motion images will assemble, with Echo Lake on board as exec producer. XYZ is furthermore financing and coping with worldwide gross sales. Casting will catch underway later this month, with manufacturing slated for this summer season.
Ash follows XYZ’s collaboration with GFC on Toa Fraser’s New Zealand Oscar entry The Unnecessary Lands, which became once introduced to the U.S. market by James Cameron, and Toa’s subsequent lunge-thriller 6 Days starring Jamie Bell, Label Solid and Abbie Cornish, which debuted globally on Netflix in 2017.
“I’ve a actual desire to innovate within the sci-fi pickle,” Flying Lotus said with regard to his most fresh film, “and I truly would like to repeat the sector something they’ve in no design considered sooner than.”
Matthew Metcalfe, who heads up GFC, and XYZ Partner Nate Bolotin added in a joint statement: “ASH has been a challenge of passion for both XYZ and GFC for several years now and with every iteration of construction it has handiest become stronger and more inspiring. With Steven at the helm of Jonni’s screenplay, we have faith about a visionary film about to achieve to existence and we couldn’t be more furious to plot discontinuance the film into manufacturing in 2022.”
In another case is called Steven Ellison, Flying Lotus is a genre-bending, Grammy Award-a hit producer, composer, filmmaker and rapper who founded and owns Brainfeeder Data. Since 2006, he has released six studio albums to world severe acclaim, and aloof great of the bumper song heard on Sketch Network’s Adult Swim. The Los Angeles Movie College alum most no longer too long within the past exec produced and scored the Netflix anime sequence Yasuke, directed by by LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks) and starring LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry to Pain You, Atlanta). He became once mentored by three-time Oscar nominee Terrence Malick, and has furthermore collaborated with distinguished filmmakers including David Lynch, Alma Har’el, Hiro Murai, Khalil Joseph and Shinichiro Watanabe.
XYZ Motion images is an objective studio founded in 2008 by Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian. Most recent productions from the firm encompass Joe Penna’s Netflix sci-fi thriller Stowaway, starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette, and Gareth Evans’ lunge-thriller Havoc, starring Tom Hardy and Woodland Whitaker, which is at the moment in post-manufacturing.
GFC Motion images is an Auckland-primarily based mostly manufacturing firm led by Metcalfe, which is active at some level of film and TV, and has produced 23 titles to this level. Its contemporary initiatives encompass film and TV diversifications of The Unnecessary Lands; the feature adaptation of Thomas Piketty’s #1 New York Cases bestselling ebook Capital within the Twenty-First Century, from director Justin Pemberton, which became once made in partnership with Canal Plus and Studio Canal; and the Briar March doc Moms of the Revolution, which became once produced in conjunction with Fashioned Pictures and narrated by two-time Academy Award winner, Glenda Jackson.
Echo Lake Entertainment is the manufacturing and administration firm within the lend a hand of Hulu’s Emmy-nominated comedy sequence The Fantastic, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, which this month became once renewed for a third season. It has produced and/or financed more than 30 movies in total, including Brett Haley’s Your entire Shiny Areas, Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, Sarah Polley’s Away from Her and Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta. The firm’s next feature, Francis and the Godfather, from director Barry Levinson, will skedaddle sooner than cameras this year. It furthermore has film and TV initiatives in construction with firms including Amazon, BBC Studios, MRC and AMC.
Flying Lotus is represented by In actuality Going down, XYZ Motion images and Clintons; Remmler by Echo Lake Entertainment and Hayden Goldenblatt at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.