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Rick Famuyiwa Directs Epic Universal Monsters and Fortnite Mini-Series

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Episode one from the Superprime director debuted inside Fortnite during its Shortnitemares Festival

Rick Famuyiwa Directs Epic Universal Monsters and Fortnite Mini-Series

Universal Pictures and Fortnite, Epic Games’ massive online video game, partner for an original, animated short-form miniseries, We Will Be Monsters. Directed by Superprime Films’ Rick Famuyiwa, the first episode of the four-part series debuted Thursday inside Fornite as part of their Shortnitemares Festival.

Episode one follows the Bride of Frankenstein in a globe-trotting quest to rescue fellow monsters, including Dracula. Transporting Universal Pictures’ classic monsters inside the 21st century platform of video games, the series reimagines them with new looks, and features multiethnic characters for the first time. To coincide with the series, gamers will be able to buy the skins of the newly designed characters and play them in Fornite. Episodes two through four will be released in early 2022. 

Rick was an ideal fit for the project. As one of the directors of the Disney+ and Star Wars franchise series The Mandalorian, he has expertise in reconceptualizing iconic characters and stories within high-tech VR sets.

This reimagining of Universal’s classic monsters is more diverse than ever before and features characters and stories that span the globe, with locations including Hong Kong, Morocco, Los Angeles and Lagos, Nigeria. The voice cast includes current Hamilton actor Victory Ndukwe as Frankenstein’s Monster, burgeoning stage talent Chemon Theys as the Bride, and Emmy Saheki as The Mummy. The collaboration was scored by Jermaine Stegal.

“We are honoured to be a part of the reinterpretation of the iconic Monsters characters,” says Rebecca Skinner, Managing Director/EP of Superprime. “This not only introduces the Monsters to a new generation, but also an exciting new medium in entertainment.”


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Director: RICK FAMUYIWA

Writers: ALEV AYDIN & RICK FAMUYIWA

Based on the Classic: UNIVERSAL MONSTERS

Production: UNIVERSAL PICTURES

Art Director: CRASH MCCREERY

Executive Producer: REBECCA SKINNER & MICHELLE ROSS, SUPERPRIME FILMS

Composer: JERMAINE STEGALL

Animation & Production: Plastic Wax

Creative Director: NATHAN MADDAMS

Art Director: TYRONE MADDAMS

Executive Producer: FELIX CRAWSHAW

Senior Producer: RODNEY WHITHAM

Line Producer: KATIE NORTHWOOD

Genres: Action, Storytelling

Superprime Films, Mon, 01 Nov 2021 17:32:33 GMT