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Evil Genius Games files legal action against Netflix over the Rebel Moon TTRPG

Rebel Moon

Evil Genius Games has announced that they are taking legal action against Netflix regarding a tabletop roleplaying game based on Zack Snyder‘s upcoming film Rebel Moon.

In a release, Evil Genius Games explained they began working on the game in February 2023 with a release date around the time of the film’s release in December 2023.

On May 25, 2023, Netflix terminated the agreement claiming Evil Genius “violated confidentiality provisions” by sharing artwork at the GAMA Expo.

Evil Genius in their action have stated that the artwork was sent to Netflix for review and approval before the event and it was a joint presentation between Evil Genius Games and Netflix.

Evil Genius has made a splash with tabletop roleplaying games based on popular properties like Escape from New York, Rambo, Highlander, Pacific Rim, Universal Soldier, and more.

You can read Evil Genius’ full statement below where they encourage individuals to sign a petition to show their support.

Evil Genius Games today sued Netflix for wrongfully terminating Evil Genius’ contract to create a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) for the widely anticipated Rebel Moon film franchise by Zack Snyder. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California.

Snyder, the acclaimed director of action and science fiction films, revealed in a podcast in March 2023 that a TTRPG based on Rebel Moon was in the works, lauding the work of Evil Genius’ team of creators.

Evil Genius began working with Netflix in early 2023 and signed an official agreement with Netflix on March 22, 2023, to develop the game and related materials, promising a delivery date to coincide with the film’s release on December 22, 2023. Evil Genius paid Netflix for a license, with an agreement to share profits.

Evil Genius stopped other projects to focus on the Rebel Moon TTRPG, the lawsuit states. By May, Evil Genius had produced a 228-page World Bible (which vastly expanded on the universe envisioned by Snyder), a 430-page Player’s Guide and a 337-page Game Master’s Guide. The initial script for Rebel Moon was “missing background information vital to the story as a whole and to the world,” the lawsuit states, with Evil Genius supplying “all the missing pieces” along with “a cohesive backstory for the entire Rebel Moon franchise.” According to the lawsuit, “the speed at which the project came to fruition astounded Netflix executives, and [Evil Genius] exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

Later that month, on May 25, Netflix suddenly terminated the agreement with Evil Genius, claiming the company had violated confidentiality provisions in its contract by sharing artwork at an industry trade show one month earlier. In the lawsuit, Evil Genius said the termination came as a surprise because it had sent the artwork to Netflix in advance of the event, the Game Manufacturers Association Exposition (GAMA), and Netflix had approved its use. Documents containing the artwork were handed out to retailers at GAMA by Evil Genius’ staff and two Netflix employees.

Two weeks later, Netflix notified Evil Genius that all of its work on the project “belongs solely and exclusively to Netflix,’’ the lawsuit states, with Netflix refusing to honor its agreement with Evil Genius to allow the release of the game and compensate the company for its work.

“It became clear’’ the lawsuit alleges, “that Netflix was simply using the alleged breach and termination to hijack [Evil Genius’] intellectual property and prevent [Evil Genius] from releasing the game.’’

David Scott, Evil Genius’ CEO said the decision to file a lawsuit was not made lightly.

“Our aim is to ensure our team is recognized for their fantastic work, and that we can release this game for millions of TTRPG enthusiasts to enjoy,’’ Scott said. “It’s disheartening to see Netflix backpedal on content that was jointly showcased and had received their prior consent. We urge our supporters to contact Netflix and Zack Snyder to push for the release of this game.’’

Evil Genius is encouraging supporters to visit https://evilgeniusgames.com/netflix-lawsuit/, where they can sign a petition asking Netflix to acknowledge the creators of the Rebel Moon World Bible and allow Evil Genius to release the tabletop role-playing game.

Diamond Select Toys and Netflix Team Up for Rebel Moon Collectibles

300. Watchmen. Man of Steel. Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueArmy of The Dead. Zack Snyder’s resume is a check list of ground-breaking films, and his upcoming film Rebel Moon is next on the list.

Rebel Moon is an epic science-fantasy event decades in the making that follows the story of a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy. When threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival.

Described as Snyder’s most expansive world yet, the behind-the-scenes footage released thus far promises an epic story filled with amazing action and visuals when it hits Netflix on December 22, 2023. Now, Netflix and Diamond Select Toys have joined forces to create a line of incredible collectibles based on the film!

Beginning in late 2023/early 2024, DST will release a variety of Rebel Moon products, including 1/10 scale action figures, Gallery Diorama PVC sculptures, and Legends in 3D ½ scale busts. The first series of action figures, which will be offered for pre-order on September 22, will feature Jimmy (voiced by Anthony Hopkins) and Nemesis (played by Doona Bae), followed in Series 2 by Kora (played by Sofia Boutella).

Listen to “My Sails are Set” from Netflix’s One Piece

The second single from Netflix’s upcoming live action adaptation of the best-selling manga in history, One Piece has just released. Available everywhere now,  “My Sails are Set” feat. Aurora, is the dazzling second single, written and produced by Billboard chart-topping artists Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli, from the depths of this highly awaited series.

Uniting the acclaimed composers and music producers, Belousova and Ostinelli – the masterminds behind the phenomenal soundtrack of “The Witcher” – with the effervescent sensation, Norwegian art pop superstar, Aurora, the artist behind the Academy Awards and Golden Globes nominated song “Into The Unknown” from Frozen II, this collaboration is a celestial symphony in motion. Aurora’s ethereal vocals cast a spell, immersing listeners in a sublime realm. Belousova & Ostinelli, the composers of the viral sensation “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher,” are set to make waves once again, this time in collaboration with Aurora, as they continue to create unforgettable music for captivating stories and push barriers in the epic fantasy action-adventure genre whilst retaining their trademark expansive sound. Together they composed the original score to One Piece as well as wrote & produced the original songs.

The track is the second listen of the eventual soundtrack, which will be released alongside the series on Thursday, August 31.

Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other. Monkey D. Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom since he can remember. Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, ONE PIECE, to become King of the Pirates! But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn. 

Starring Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji, One Piece is a live action pirate adventure created in partnership with Shueisha and produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are writers, executive producers, and showrunners. Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements also executive produce. Previously announced cast includes Vincent Regan, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Morgan Davies, Aidan Scott, Langley Kirkwood, Jeff Ward, Celeste Loots, Alexander Maniatis, McKinley Belcher III, Craig Fairbrass, Steven Ward, Chioma Umeala and Michael Dorman. Additional cast to be announced.

Dive into the world of Mech Cadets, the animated series launches today on Netflix

Mech Cadets, an animated series based on the BOOM! Studios comic book series Mech Cadet Yu by writer Greg Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazawa, premieres on Netflix today! The comic series features colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer Simon Bowland.

Set fifty years in the future after a terrifying alien species attacked our planet, teenager Stanford Yu works as a janitor at the Sky Corps Military Academy. But he’s only dreamed of one thing his entire life — to pilot a Robo Mech, giant robots from outer-space who came to our aid. When he finally gets his shot, Stanford and his classmates must put aside all personal differences and work together as a team in order to defend humanity against a new invasion of aliens.

The series is executive produced by BOOM! Studios, Japanese studio Polygon Pictures Inc., and Aaron Lam who serves as the writer and an executive producer of the series.

Anime Expo 2023: Delicious in Dungeon Anime to Stream Worldwide on Netflix

On July 1st, 2023 KADOKAWA Corporation announced during the TRIGGER World Premiere at Anime Expo 2023 that the upcoming January 2024 anime, Delicious in Dungeon will stream on Netflix worldwide after its release.

 Ahead of its premiere, a special Delicious in Dungeon exhibit is being featured at the KADOKAWA booth (South Hall 1206) at Anime Expo 2023. Kentaro Kumagai, the voice of Laios, and Sayaka Sembongi, the voice of Marcille, are also attending Anime Expo 2023 as special guests from Japan.

The anime adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Delicious in Dungeon (Japanese: ダンジ ョン飯 / Hepburn: Danjon Meshi / lit. “Dungeon Meal”), written and illustrated by Ryoko Kui, has been highly anticipated ever since its track record of selling more than 8.5 million copies in Japan. In North America, the manga series is licensed by Yen Press and has been translated up to Volume 12 in English (as of June 2023).

When young adventurer Laios and his company are attacked and soundly thrashed by a dragon deep in a dungeon, the party loses all its money and provisions…and a member! They’re eager to go back and save her, but there is just one problem: If they set out with no food or coin to speak of, they’re sure to starve on the way! But Laios comes up with a brilliant idea: “Let’s eat the monsters!”

Slimes, basilisks, and even dragons…none are safe from the appetites of these dungeon-crawling gourmands!

Delicious in Dungeon
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