Tuesday, May 22, 2018
‘Black Panther’ Star Michael B. Jordan to Lend Voice to Rooster Teeth’s ‘gen:Lock’ Anime-Style Series
Michael B JORDAN star of “Black Panther,” HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451” and the upcoming “Creed II,” will join Rooster Teeth’s “ten:Lock ” to voice the hero of the futuristic anime-style series.
In “gen:Lock” — from the team behind Rooster Teeth Animation’s popular “RWBY” series — Earth’s last free society is on the losing side of a global war.
Jordan will provide the voice of lead character Julian Chase, who joins the fight as the first pilot for the next generation of mecha: a class of giant, weaponized robots controlled by humans.
Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society Productions, is set to co-produce “gen:Lock” in association with Rooster Teeth. The series is created, written and directed by Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation.
“Michael’s visionary career choices and commitment to meaningful entertainment, not to mention his love of anime, line up perfectly with what drives Rooster Teeth,” Haddock said. “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to do some cool sci-fi storytelling together.”
Rooster Teeth hasn’t announced a premiere date for “gen:Lock” but expects it to premiere later in 2018. The show will debut exclusively on Rooster Teeth’s streaming service, First, with subscriptions starting at $4.99 monthly.
“Gen:Lock” is the second anime-style series from Rooster Teeth Animation, along with “RWBY,” which will enter its sixth season this fall. Rooster Teeth’s lineup of originals includes the long-running “Red vs. Blue” sci-fi spoof (the company’s first 3D animated series, which began as a machinima production before incorporating custom animation). Last week, the company announced an order for “Spikeface,” an animated comedy-horror series from Rob McElhenney (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”).
Jordan is repped by WME and attorney Greg Slewett.
Austin, Texas-based Rooster Teeth is a division of Otter Media, a joint venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group.
Solange Knowles and her gal pals, including singer Kelela, jumped out of their Hummer limo - which was 38ft long - hopped onto the roof and started busting some moves in New York City Monday night. Folks on street to start gathering around to take in the free show and snap a few photos.
The 5ft8in beauty rocked a sexy black outfit with her blond locks pulled back into a ponytail.
The impromptu dance-off broke out moments after Solo left the 70th Annual Parson Benefit in New York City earlier in the night.
Jennifer - who has a hair care line called Living Proof - looked nicely coiffed on her way out, with strong blonde highlights in the front and darker colors in the back.