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Justin Lin and Machinima Producing Knight Rider Reboot

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EVERYTHING you loved is getting either rebooted, remade, or spun-0ff. Next on the docket is classic series “Knight Rider.”

A recent announcement revealed that Justin Lin and NBCUniversal Brand Development are set to produce a reboot of the iconic 80’s series alongside internet production company Machinima. The announcement was made by Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein.

“Knight Rider is an iconic franchise whose concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact,” said Gutstein. “Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on re-invigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”

The original “Knight Rider” was created and produced by Glen A. Larson and originally premiered in 1982 introducing us to David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a police detective with a talking and highly weaponized car named KITT. A sequel series debuted in 1997 called Team Knight Rider with a reboot airing in 2008.

 

 

Machinima has done this before don’t worry. The company has created some of the most popular online video content including Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Mortal Kombat: Legacy and Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist and Street Fighter: Resurrection, and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Combined, those series have garnered more than 300 million views on Machinima.

There is no premiere date just yet for the new series but we will keep you updated!

Machinima and Capcom Announce All Episodes of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

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Machinima and Capcom have announced that “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” will debut in its entirety on Machinima. The exact air date has not been officially announced yet.

The live-action series is the coming of age story of Ken & Ryu, we are shown the back story of some of the game’s most iconic characters, and over the course of the series we will see how the past, present, and future of all of those characters are intertwined, as the battle to become Ansatsuken Master threatens to tear apart another generation of brothers.

“This series was meant for Machinima,” said Allen DeBevoise, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Machinima. “We have successfully launched popular game-inspired web series in the past, and Street Fighter is about as iconic as they come. We couldn’t be more excited about working with the incredible production team behind the series and the folks over at Capcom to launch not only a compelling and action-packed series in its own right, but also one that stays true to the Street Fighter lore.” DeBevoise continued, “After the success of Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2, we will once again provide all of the episodes on the day of launch to our fans to ensure they get exactly what they want—the entire series from start to finish!”

STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST is Machinima’s latest live-action series based on one of the world’s best-selling video game franchises, and is one which will very much stay true to the game, featuring fight moves and action performed by the cast with stunning attention to detail. It follows on the heels of last year’s highly successful airing of Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2, the successor to, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, as well as Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Combined, the three series have garnered more than 130,000,000 views on Machinima.

A thrilling, multilayered series, STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST takes the audience back to the formative years of iconic characters Ryu and Ken as they live a traditional warrior’s life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as “Ansatsuken” (Assassin’s Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their master, Gōken, and the tragic, dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed, or will history repeat itself?

STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST is what a live-action Street Fighter should be,” said Ansah when he announced the project at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. “This takes the story right back to the start: the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gōken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow.”

The series is produced by Assassin’s Fist Limited (a UK based company) in association with Lonely Rock Productions, Gloucester Place Films, Capcom U.S.A., Inc. and Evropa Film.

Machinima and iam8bit Add a New Twist to the Second Annual Machinima Interactive Film Festival

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The second annual Machinima Interactive Film Festival (MIFF) is almost here. The event will be held at iam8bit studios located in Echo Park. Running from November 22 – 24, 2013, the offline exhibit will shine a light on filmmakers and animators at the forefront of this unprecedented cultural shift in online video media.

The video art show is unique in its ability to provide anyone in the world the opportunity to view work submitted by some of the most talented online video directors and content creators. With just over one week to go before this year’s festival, some of the entries come from all over the world, and feature talent from YouTube, Vimeo, top animation and film schools, traditional festivals, and even a few Hollywood insiders.

Unlike traditional film festivals, “MIFF” breaks down barriers of exclusivity and expense by asking for no entry charge, no scurry for tickets, no stress— for both its online and offline components. In addition to the offline event, “MIFF” is a massive, yearlong collaboration between Machinima, iam8bit, and some of the best and brightest filmmakers and animators around, empowering directors and content creators to develop their best work and submit it to the event. So far, Machinima has uploaded over 30 pieces of content, as the piloting stage is year-round. Those videos alone have generated an average of 100K views per video, curating over 3.5MM views. In addition, last year’s winners have collectively accumulated more than 10M views on their respective shows and series.

For the first time ever, three creators (one from each category) will be selected as winners and given development deals for a three-to-four episode mini-series to be funded and distributed by Machinima. Of the three mini-series, one will be selected to develop a feature-length (90 minute) piece of content, distributed as nine 10-minute segments on Machinima, as well as potential limited theatrical distribution.

Winners will be selected by a panel of Machinima staff and industry heavy hitters, including director James Wan, game designer Cliffy B, animator Jon Schnepp, producer Adi Shanker, YouTube star Mega 64, and many more.

The content will be submitted and presented in 3 categories, including:

An ongoing celebration of incubating creative talent, accepted selections will be distributed online by the Machinima network and housed and promoted via MachinimaInteractiveFilmFestival.com. iam8bit will then physically exhibit the whole entertainment experience at their studios in Los Angeles from November 22 – 24, 2013.

Machinima is the number one global video entertainment network for young males. One of the top entertainment networks on YouTube, Machinima serves over 2.1 billion video views per month, and reaches over 188 million viewers monthly. The network features scripted series, original content, weekly and daily shows, official publisher content, and gameplay videos, all aimed at the coveted 18-34 year old male demographic.

Machinima Primes Launches “Tainted Love” The New Graphic Novel-Style Web Series

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Machinima Prime has kicked off the month of May with their newest web series, “Tainted Love.” The series stars Orlando Jones (Drumline, Evolution, The Replacements), Deanna Russo (Being Human, Burning Love), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Maz Jobrani (Axis of Evil Comedy Tour) and Jim Jefferies (Legit). Continue reading Machinima Primes Launches “Tainted Love” The New Graphic Novel-Style Web Series

The cLAN Officially Debuts Exclusively on Machinima Prime

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Machinima Prime has officially debuted Reckless Tortuga‘s latest series, The cLAN last week on April 20th. The cLAN is based on the popular web series, “The Online Gamer.” It features Aaron, The Online Gamer that we all hate to love, who always rolls with a Clan and now it’s time to meet them. These four guys are united in their common goal of being the #1 Clan in the world and taking home the trophy at a tournament…. but that’s not always easy  when they have to deal with all the bullshit that happens in real life. Girlfriends, family, work, all kinds of things get in their way as they strive to keep gaming their number one priority in life. Continue reading The cLAN Officially Debuts Exclusively on Machinima Prime

Happy Hour Tales Launched Featuring BioShock Infinite

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Machinima has launched their fan fiction series, “Happy Hour Tales” on their Happy Hour Channel. The series is a fan fiction series were Machinima engages the community to submit story ideas. The first episode kicks off today with a BioShock fan-fiction storywritten by Matt from “Two Best Friends Play“. Now, it’s up to the community to submit original, or totally insane story ideas… and control the outcome of what happens in the next episode. Continue reading Happy Hour Tales Launched Featuring BioShock Infinite

Official Red Band Trailer for This Is The End Released

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The official red band trailer for the upcoming film, This Is The End, was released from Machinima, which you can see below. The film was directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, and written by Rogen, Goldberg and Jason Stone. The film stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson as fictional versions of themselves in the aftermath of a global apocalypse.

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