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    Tasha Huo

    I know Tasha. We worked together on The Adept. I'm so happy for her.

    'Tomb Raider' Showrunner Tasha Huo to Write 'Red Sonja' With Joey Soloway for Millennium (Exclusive)
    FEBRUARY 26, 2021 12:48PM by Alex Ritman

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    Millennium are launching pre-sales at the EFM on their long-gestating fantasy project.
    Red Sonja has a new writer.

    Tasha Huo, the rising screenwriter who is showrunning and executive producing the upcoming animated Tomb Raider series for Netflix and Legendary, has been tapped to write the long-gestating fantasy reboot with director Joey Soloway. Millennium will be pre-selling the film at next week's EFM.

    The fantasy project — based on the sword and sorcery comic book by Dynamite Entertainment — appears now to be very much back on track for Millennium, where it has been in the works for a decade. Soloway (Transparent) was announced as writer and director in 2019, taking over from Bryan Singer who was dropped following an investigative report into the filmmaker in The Atlantic.

    Casting on the film is set to begin immediately.

    "I have loved Red Sonja forever and I feel so honored to help shepherd her story and start this cinematic journey. There could not be a greater moment in our world for Red Sonja's ways of wielding power and her connection with nature and our planet," said Soloway. "She is an ancient heroine with an epic calling, and translating that to the screen is a dream come true for me as a filmmaker. I can't wait to collaborate with Tasha on this vision."

    Added Millennium co-president Jonathan Younger: "We’re very excited to be bringing Red Sonja to the market and the world. This has been a long time coming. Having Joey Soloway at the helm of this feminist icon franchise is the perfect recipe for a magical adventure, which is exactly what the world needs today."

    Mark Canton (300, Power) and Courtney Solomon (After) produce alongside Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman on behalf of Campbell Grobman Films and Andrea Sperling on behalf of Topple, while for Millennium Yariv Lerner, Jeffrey Greenstein, Yunger, Les Weldon, Joe Gatta, and Tanner Mobley produce.

    Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, and Trevor Short exec producer for Millennium, together with Dorothy Canton and Luke Lieberman. Luke Lieberman on behalf of Red Sonja LLC, Nick Barrucci on behalf of Dynamite Entertainment, and Dorothy Canton are also executive producers.

    Huo, who also wrote for Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin reboot, is repped by The Gersch Agency.


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    Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen by Immortal Studios

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    The Adept #2 Final Trailer

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    Kickstarter for Adept #2 is live

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    $4,146
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    All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, February 24 2022 9:00 AM PST.
    The Adept #2
    In the return of this epic Shaolin series, Amy deals with the fallout after the mysterious attack on international popstar Sasha True.
    Kickstarter connects creators with backers to fund projects.
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    The Adept #2. Cover Art by Yishan Li.
    The Adept is a comic book series written by Tasha Huo (Tomb Raider on Netflix) and Charlie Stickney (White Ash and Glarien) and illustrated by Yishan Li. The first issue launched on Kickstarter in June of last year and thanks to the enthusiasm of our followers became one of Kickstarter's best-selling first issues and kicked off the Immortal Storyverse, a martial arts fantasy universe dedicated to Wuxia stories. The Adept now returns with the second issue, continuing this story set in the Shaolin tradition.

    If you like Shang-Chi, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cobra Kai, or Kung Fu, this story of homecoming and redemption, infused with authentic martial arts, continues those narrative currents.
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    More to come...

    Immortal Studios Announces Second Issue of Popular Comic “The Adept”
    Following the massive success of Immortal Studios’ inaugural comic book, The Adept, in late 2019, the leading wuxia storytellers are back with the second issue — The Adept #2 — and an accompanying Kickstarter campaign.

    The new Kickstarter launched on January 25 and, incredibly, hit its 10,000 USD target in a single day.

    But the campaign isn’t over yet: Fans still have 28 days to support the project, until February 25, with various rewards — from digital bundles to limited-edition cover art — awaiting project backers.

    Written by Tasha Huo and Charlie Stickney, with illustrations by Yishan Li, The Adept tells the story of Amy, a young Chinese-American woman with a dark past. In her dreams, Amy meets a Shaolin kung fu master who trains her and prepares her to face evils in real life.

    The original 42-page comic was the first in Immortal’s interconnected and ever-expanding wuxia storyverse. The first Kickstarter campaign raked in 35,165 USD with 1,205 backers, well exceeding the 10,000 USD goal.

    Amy’s saga continues in the highly anticipated follow-up: Reunited with her estranged sister Ali, the pair are left to deal with the aftermath of the attempted kidnapping of a famous pop star, Sasha True.


    The Adept

    Immortal founder and CEO Peter Shiao has a personal connection to China’s legendary Shaolin Temple in Henan, where he previously held a position working on global content.

    The Adept series pays homage to the Shaolin tradition — said to be the birthplace of modern kung fu — at its most accurate and authentic, from depictions of signature Shaolin choreography to Zen Buddhist elements and mystical folklore.

    For Immortal, it’s as important to share a “real understanding of the spirit of Shaolin” as having an ass-kicking lead character.

    “We are course-correcting from this trend with a modern story that delves deeply into authentic Shaolin spirituality and moral precepts as the foundation of superhuman feats,” Shiao said in the press release.

    He added, “Amy’s journey from a disempowered young woman into full Zen warrior is laden with the Shaolin secret sauce that has been missing for too long.”

    The Adept even has an action choreographer on board — Gene Ching, former publisher of Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine and a 32nd-generation disciple of the Shaolin Temple.



    “Despite the 1,500-plus-year legacy of the Shaolin Temple, pop culture and comics have seldom represented its kung fu authentically,” Ching said in the press release. “We’ve imbued The Adept with real applications, filling it with Shaolin Easter eggs for fans and practitioners to discover.”​

    Peter Shiao is the son of celebrated Chinese-American wuxia novelist Shiao Yi, whose novel Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsman was released as a comic by Immortal late last year through Kickstarter, bringing in 300% of its funding goal.

    For fans who haven’t read the first issue of The Adept, Immortal Studios is sharing one page from the comic on its Instagram story each day to let them catch up before reading the second issue.


    Immortal Studios The Adept

    Wuxia (武俠), literally meaning ‘martial arts heroes,’ is a wildly popular genre of books, film, and television. The stories often center around martial artists, or swordsmen, as they are referred to, redressing wrongs or bringing justice to the oppressed or the marginalized. The settings of these stories typically take place in ancient China.

    Immortal Studios is on a mission to “awaken the hero within each of us,” producing unique, nuanced, and interconnected stories in the first-ever storyverse dedicated entirely to wuxia, one of China’s most enduring literary traditions.

    All images courtesy of Immortal Studios
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    THE WRITERS BLOCK w/ David Avallone & Rylend Grant - Episode 56 - Charlie Stickney...

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    Today's your day to drop knowledge Gene! Here's another tidbit that actually relates to IMMORTAL & THE ADEPT!


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