The franchises behind “Godzilla vs. Kong” and Alicia Vikander’s subsequent “Tomb Raider” film are transferring into the anime area.
With all the joy drummed up by the “Godzilla vs. Kong” official trailer earlier this week, Legendary is doubling down on the prevailing IP and increasing the Kong universe to Netflix by way of a brand new anime sequence. Legendary’s TV arm has struck a take care of the streaming large to develop two new anime sequence: “Cranium Island” and “Tomb Raider” (by way of Deadline). The brand new animated “Cranium Island” will be a part of Legendary’s rising Monsterverse franchise, choosing up the place Jordan Vogt-Robert’s “Kong: Skull Island” left off in 2017.
The animated “Cranium Island” sequence will observe a motley crew of characters shipwrecked on the mysterious island as they encounter a slew of harmful prehistoric creatures, together with King Kong. Brian Duffield (“Underwater,” “The Babysitter”) will write and govt produce the anime sequence alongside Jacob Robinson, who will govt producer beneath his firm Tractor Pants. Powerhouse Animation, the animations studio behind “Castlevania” and “Blood of Zeus,” will oversee “Cranium Island.”
Legendary’s Monsterverse has been working onerous to catch up the the MCU for the reason that 2014 debut of “Godzilla,” which was adopted by 2017’s “Kong: Cranium Island” and 2019’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” Legendary additionally owns the rights to “Dune,” the long-awaited science fiction epic directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothee Chalamet.
The “Tomb Raider” anime sequence picks up after the online game reboot trilogy, following heroine Lara Croft as she explores new territory 25 years after her first recreation. The brand new Netflix/Legendary co-production will mark Lara Croft’s first animated look, although her online game followers are actually accustomed to seeing her in CGI.
Legendary has tapped Tasha Huo (“The Witcher: Blood Origin,” “Crimson Sonja”) to put in writing the anime sequence. Huo may also govt produce with dj2 Leisure Founder and CEO Dmitri M. Johnson (“Sonic the Hedgehog”) in addition to Stephan Bugaj and Howard Bliss. Robinson may also function EP on this sequence beneath his firm Tractor Pants.
Lara Croft made her first film look in 2001 when Angelina Jolie took on the position for “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” Jolie reprised the character within the 2003 follow-up “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life.” Alicia Vikander took on the position in 2018 for the following spherical of live-action movies, and she is going to accomplish that once more in a sequel written and directed by Misha Inexperienced (“Lovecraft Nation”).