Back at the beginning of 2019, we learned that David Fincher and Tim Miller had joined forces for a new anthology series from Netflix. It would cover the future, technology, and lots of robot sex. We were intrigued, but when the first trailer hit, our minds were blown.
Here's the first trailer:
Yeah, that's a trip, but it's nothing compared to the trailer they just released. Which is decidedly NSFW. As Netflix puts it: "Tales of love, tales of heartbreak, tales of inter-dimensional fornication all converge in 18 NSFW animated stories."
Check out the latest trailer below. Trigger warning: sex, nudity, violence, and robots.
Even though we only get a glimpse into each short, it's amazing to see the mix of live-action, CGI, 2D animation, 3D animation, and photo-realistic mocap. This runs the gamut of what film can do these days, so it's exciting to see modern pioneers pushing the boundary.
According to Collider: "The full list of shorts will cover a variety of adult topics including racism, government, war, free will, and human nature, whittled down from hundreds of authors and stories, many of which were discovered by Miller decades ago. Each 5 to the 15-minute-long segment was created by different teams of filmmakers from around the world, including animators from Hungary, France, Canada, and Korea among others."
Here’s what Miller had to say in a previous press release:
“Love, Death & Robots is my dream project, 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.”
The series will premiere at this year's SXSW, so stick around No Film School for our coverage of the festival and announcements about this groundbreaking animated anthology. Here's the official synopsis:
"[Love, Death & Robots'] full roster of stories will cover a variety of adult topics including racism, government, war, free will, and human nature. The anthology collection spans the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy genres and each short has a unique animation style: from traditional 2D to photo-real 3D CGI. The creators were assembled for a global calling for best in class animators from all over the world including artists from France, Korea, Hungary, Canada, and the US among others. The series draws inspiration from the eclectic and provocative comic book material from the 1970s that influenced both Miller’s and Fincher’s formative interests in storytelling."
Love, Death & Robots arrives on Netflix on March 15th, 2019. Mark your calendars and make sure your parents are out of town! Are you excited for this new Netflix anthology?
Let us know in the comments!