No Time To Die‘s Cary Fukunaga will soon helm a new project. He will direct Netflix’s Tokyo Ghost, based on a cyberpunk comic.
The live-action adaptation of the cyberpunk comic Tokyo Ghost will soon enter its production phase under Cary Fukunaga.
His James Bond title is ready to release, but it’s constantly facing delays due to the pandemic.
‘Tokyo Ghost’ early movie details
The news is out! I'm writing the TOKYO GHOST movie for the great Cary Fukunaga at Legendary! https://t.co/VeWqCmOkuM
— Rick Remender (@Remender) March 24, 2021
The director recently signed on to helm the Tokyo Ghost adaptation of Image Comics’ dystopian sci-fi cyberpunk comic.
Rick Remender wrote the 10-issue series, drawn by Sean Murphy. Matt Hollingsworth was its colorist. Initially releasing in 2015, the comic saw an unfinished ending.
Speaking of Cary Fukunaga, he recently directed No Time To Die, starring Daniel Craig, who will reprise James Bond’s role. However, the impact of COVID-19 is causing us to suffer a lot in the form of long delays.
It will take time to make an official entry into the theaters.
Fukunaga is also known for Beasts of No Nation and Netflix’s Maniac miniseries.
Coming back to the Tokyo Ghost movie, the True Detective director will start working on it soon.
Legendary Entertainment, the production company behind Godzilla vs. Kong, will develop it. Along with Fukunaga, its other producers are Hayden Lautenbach.
There’s no news, however, of any casting announcements at the moment.
As per the official synopsis for Tokyo Ghost, the comic, its story is based in Los Angeles’s Isles. The year is 2089 where the entire Humanity is overly addicted to technology.
Amid everything happening in the dystopian world, two constables, Led Dent and Debbie Decay, are handed a vital job. And it is to investigate the one country which is still devoid of technology–The Garden Nation of Tokyo.
Major 2021 films are getting delayed
While future projects are being announced, the ones that are completed are going through a challenging situation.
Yes, it’s the pandemic that is to be blamed.
The global crisis, since last year, prevented major and potential blockbusters from coming out.
And a similar scenario is now happening in 2021 as well.
Because of COVID-19, people are hesitant to go outside. Plus, many government authorities have also implemented strict guidelines.
Cinema halls can only allow half of the total capacity for a single show. And that’s problematic for prominent and renowned studios.
While some of them are helpless, others are still waiting and playing the observation game. They want their highly-anticipated movies only in theaters.
Then there is also Daniel Craig-starrer No Time To Die, which will arrive late.
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