[Semi-OT NEWS] Netflix orders "Terminator" anime series
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From Variety.com ...
'Terminator' Anime Series Ordered at Netflix
A "Terminator" anime series has been ordered at Netflix,
Variety has learned.
As the project is still in the early stages, plot details
are being kept under wraps. Netflix has partnered with
Skydance on the series, with Skydance having produced the
last two "Terminator" films. The series is produced in
partnership with Production I.G , who Netflix has had a
production line deal with since 2018. Production I.G's
past anime credits include "Ghost in the Shell,"
"B: The Beginning," and "Eden of the East."
"'Terminator' is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories
ever created-and has only grown more relevant to our world
over time," said John Derderian, Netflix's vice president
of Japan and anime. "The new animated series will explore
this universe in a way that has never been done before. We
can't wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter
in the epic battle between machines and humans."
Mattson Tomlin will serve as showrunner and executive
producer on the series. Tomlin most recently wrote the
Netflix original film "Project Power" and worked on the
screenplay for Matt Reeves' upcoming film "The Batman." He
is repped by CAA, Grandview, and Goodman Genow.
"Anyone who knows my writing knows I believe in taking big
swings and going for the heart," Tomlin said. "I'm honored
that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to
approach 'Terminator' in a way that breaks conventions,
subverts expectations and has real guts."
The "Terminator" franchise has been wildly successful, with
the six films to date having grossed over $2 billion
worldwide. The most recent entries were "Terminator: Dark
Fate" and "Terminator: Genisys." Although the Netflix series
will be the first animated series in the franchise's history,
it has previously been adapted for the small screen. The
live-action drama "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
aired on Fox for two seasons with Lena Headey starring as
Sarah Connor and Thomas Dekker starring as John Connor.
Summer Glau starred as the Terminator sent back in time to
"I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what
he thought about the idea of turning the 'Terminator' into
an animated series," said Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, president and
CEO of Production I.G. "His response was 'Ishikawa, are you
out of your mind?' At that instant, I was confident we should
get onboard. As huge fans, our team at Production I.G is
putting their heart and souls into creating this series. We
hope fans will enjoy it!"
News of the "Terminator" anime series comes as Netflix is
making an increased push into the anime arena. In addition to
several such projects that have already launched, such as
"Castlevania" and "Blood of Zeus," the streamer also has
several others in the works. Among those is a "Splinter Cell"
series from "John Wick" writer Derek Kolstad and an anime
spinoff of the Zack Snyder Netflix film "Army of the Dead."