Netflix is teaming up with David Fincher, yet again. However, this time, the filmmaker is bringing his buddy Tim Miller along for the ride, and they’re both going to executive produce a new animated anthology series that sounds like it has the potential to be something incredible…and bonkers.
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The streaming service has announced a new animated series called “Love, Death & Robots,” which will feature 18 animated short stories from different creative teams that will push the limits of animation and genre, with entries covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comedy. “Love, Death & Robots,” as mentioned, is executive produced by Tim Miller, David Fincher, and Josh Donen. The series is aimed primarily at adults, making this series the latest animated effort from Netflix to focus on the more mature audience.
“‘Love, Death & Robots’ is my dream project,” says Miller. “It combines my love of animation and amazing stories. Midnight movies, comics, books, and magazines of fantastic fiction have inspired me for decades, but they were relegated to the fringe culture of geeks and nerds of which I was a part. I’m so fucking excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult-themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation.”
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No word yet on who else will be attached to create the animated short stories. However, it is said that some of the characters featured will be “sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers,” and “robots gone wild.” The episodes will utilize very different animation styles, as well, going the full spectrum from traditional 2D to photorealistic CGI.
While the pairing of Fincher and Miller might sound odd to some film fans, the duo has worked together on a variety of projects in the past. Interestingly enough, Miller and Fincher were said to be working together to develop a “Heavy Metal” project, which would have also been animated. And for those interested in Miller’s “Deadpool,” Fincher is said to have been one of the industry figures pushing hard for Fox to make the film.
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There’s no release date for “Love, Death & Robots,” but this is most definitely something that should be on everyone’s radar.