You won’t have to look very hard to find Carmen Sandiego this time, gumshoes. The fictional globe-trotting thief has landed on Netflix, where Gina Rodriguez will lend her voice to the title role in a brand new animated series. But that’s old news; in new-news, the streaming giant has additionally ordered a live-action Carmen Sandiego movie which will also star Rodriguez.
There are plenty of reasons to be excited for Annihilation, the upcoming adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel. First off, it’s Alex Garland‘s latest project since Ex Machina. Second, the book is great, full of eerie, enchanting horrors...
If you’re not excited for Annihilation, you should be. Jeff VanderMeer’s book is one of those novels you don’t hear much about until someone thrusts it into your hands, and then suddenly everyone seems to be talking about it. It’s surreal, baffling, and beautiful, and Alex Garland’s (Ex Machina) film adaptation has finally, finally gotten an official release date.
Remember that book you loved as a child, that featured simple black and white illustrations of a Spanish bull who’d rather smell flowers and sit under his favorite cork tree than get riled and fight a bunch of dudes with pointy sticks in an arena? Well, it’s a movie now, and none other than John Cena is voicing the titular Ferdinand, whose chance encounter with the back end of a bee sends him packed into a truck and hauled off to the bullfights. There’s just one wrinkle: he won’t fight.
Carmen Sandiego is finally found. A new Netflix animated series headed up by Jane The Virgin favorite Gina Rodriguez has been confirmed, and our gumshoes have found the first real details. See a quick tease of the show’s animated style, and learn what Stranger stars populate the 2019 series’ cast!