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Flying Lotus announces second film Ash, a sci-fi horror set in space

The movie, which he’s directing and scoring, follows his gross-out 2017 debut Kuso

Flying Lotus has announced his second feature film, a sci-fi horror titled Ash that he will both direct and compose music for. It’s a “high tension sci-fi survival horror that plays with perception,” he wrote on Twitter. “We’ve already started developing new ways to tell the story in ways I haven’t seen yet!”

The story, an original screenplay written by Jonni Remmler, focuses on a woman who “wakes up on a distant planet and finds the crew of her space station viciously killed,” according to a press release. 

“I’ve a strong desire to innovate in the sci-fi space and I really want to show the world something they’ve never seen before,” Flying Lotus said. He added: “I’m making Ash with the same people who made (the Nicolas Cage-starring revenge thriller) Mandy and The Raid so u already knooow”.

In 2017, FlyLo released Kuso, his directorial debut feature film. Described as ‘the grossest movie ever made’, it was filled with puke, shit, cum, and skin conditions, and received walkouts at its Sundance premiere – but despite the grossness it was praised for its humour and Lynchian surrealness. Posting on Twitter about the new film, FlyLo said, Kuso was more about the body. Ash is more about the mind.” 

Last year, the Brainfeeder founder soundtracked Netflix anime series Yasuke, starring Lakeith Stanfield, and for which he linked up with longtime collaborator Thundercat. As well as scoring the series, FlyLo also worked as a consultant and executive producer.

Production for Ash is scheduled to start this summer, with casting set to begin soon too.