Netflix’s Tudum event returned this year with a flurry of new trailers and announcements. The global event was held live from Brazil early Sunday morning and brought previews of the highly anticipated live-action adaptations of the swashbuckling pirate anime One Piece and Avatar: The Last Airbender, whose latest adaptation on real life was a glorious mess. Gal Gadot, Alia Bhatt and Jamie Dornan star in an action-packed trailer for Heart of Stone, while Zack Snyder fans get a behind-the-scenes look at his upcoming space opera Rebel Moon. The highlight, however, has to be 3 Body Problem, Netflix’s adaptation of Liu Cixin’s acclaimed sci-fi novel.
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All of these and more were announced at the Netflix Tudum 2023 event. Here’s a compilation of the biggest ones:
Based on Eichiro Oda’s iconic manga and anime, a live-action adaptation of One Piece has been in the making for years, and Netflix finally picked it up in 2020 with a 10-episode order. The teaser evokes the meaning of the introductory chapters, East Blue Saga, in which protagonist Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) embarks on a quest to form his own pirate crew, recruiting the likes of the green-haired swordsman Zoro ( Mackenyu). , the enigmatic thief Nami (Emily Rudd), the loudmouth Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson) and the super talented romantic chef Sanji (Taz Skylar).
The teaser also offers a brief look at the villain Buggy D. Clown, along with Luffy stretching out his arm for the Gum-Gum Pistol attack. One Piece sets sail on August 31 on Netflix.
3 body problem
From Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss comes 3 Body Problem, an adaptation of Chinese author Cixin Liu’s book, in which the fateful decision of a young woman in 1960s China reverberates through space. and the time to alert a group of brilliant scientists. in the future. It’s essentially the story of an impending alien invasion that spans decades, with the original novel claiming Hugo Awards and various other nominations, including the Prometheus Award. 3 Body Problem is scheduled to release in January 2024.
Zoya Akhtar welcomed us into her reimagined world of The Archies, billed as a musical drama set in 1960s India. It stars Agastya Nanda as the titular red-headed Archie Andrews, Suhana Khan as the pompous Veronica Lodge, Khushi Kapoor as the good-natured Betty, and Mihir Ahuja as the gluttonous Jughead. The film finished its production in December of last year and still does not have a release window.
Netflix has released a teaser for Sedan, the Money Heist spin-off series that focuses on the origin of the iconic jewel thief Andrés de Fonollosa/Berlin, who builds a series of heists across Europe with the jackpot at a Paris auction house. However, he also has his eyes on another prize: a mysterious woman who turns out to be the wife of the person he is trying to rob. Things get complicated when Berlin falls for her, complicating things with her loyal crew. Money Heist Berlin is considering a release sometime in December.
Avatar the last airbender
It’s hard to erase the horrifying memories of M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which strayed heavily from the source material. No footage of the Netflix version was shown, but I’d naturally expect it to fix the flaws of the older one. However, I’m not feeling too optimistic about this one, considering that its showrunners and franchise creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko left the project due to creative differences in 2020. Meanwhile, Netflix remained committed to the series, which will will premiere at some point. in 2024.
Heart of stone
Gal Gadot, Alia Bhatt and Jamie Dornan lead this action-spy thriller that is set to kickstart a franchise similar to Mission: Impossible. In it, an intelligence agent Rachel Stone races to stop a hacker from stealing an infamous world-threatening MacGuffin known as ‘The Heart’. Gadot signed an eight-figure (dollar) deal for Heart of Stone, while Bhatt makes her Hollywood debut. The film opens August 11 on Netflix.
Rebel Moon Report
Until now, we’ve only been able to catch glimpses of Zack Snyder’s space opera through footage, but this film gives a glimpse of the tonal aspects and atmospheric scale of it all. In Rebel Moon, an enigmatic young Kora (Sofia Boutella) embarks on a mission to seek out warriors from nearby planets to help take a stand against an oppressive empire led by Regent Balisaurus. The film will be split into two parts, with the first one scheduled to open on December 22. Snyder has also planned additional explicit cuts from both movies that are strictly intended for adults and will be released at a much later date.
The Witcher season 3 clip
Young Ciri (Freya Allan) encounters some bandits in this brief clip from The Witcher season 3, only to be saved by her adoptive father Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) and the powerful sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), who leads to a portal: Warped fight sequence. As the elves enter the scene, Geralt engages in intense swordplay, occasionally casting the sign of Quen to protect himself and Aard to take out enemies in pure synchrony. This season marks Cavill’s final stint as a monster hunter before Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) takes over from season 4 onwards. The Witcher season 3 vol. 1 premieres July 29 on Netflix.
Squid Game Season 2 Cast Announcement
We still don’t know much about how Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-Jae) plans to take revenge on the leader and his organization that was responsible for the deaths of 455 gamers who participated in a series of life-threatening games. for the big pot of money. Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has been quite secretive about the second season of Squid Game, but has revealed four new faces joining the new cast: Yim Si-Wan, Kang Ha-Neul, Park Sung-Hoon, and Yang Dong-Geun. . .
Squid Game: The Challenge
The global phenomenon Squid Game became a reality show, with reports of some serious injuries on set. In the brief first look clip, we see that the sets from the show have been recreated from scratch, including the giant doll from the Red Light game, Green Light. A total of 456 contestants from around the world have been chosen for the reality spin-off, and they will compete until a victor emerges – winning $4.56 million (around Rs. 33 crore).
All the light we can’t see
Based on the award-winning novel by Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See thrusts two teenagers, Marie-Laure (Aria Mia Loberti) and Werner (Louis Hofmann), against the backdrop of World War II as they share a secret connection. who becomes a beacon of hope during those dark times. Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac) and Hugh Laurie (Home) also star in the limited series, written by Steven Knight, best known for Peaky Blinders.