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Flying Lotus is Working on a Gnarly-Sounding Sci-Fi Film

The new Flying Lotus sci-fi horror flick Ash will follow his grotesque, disturbing 2017 film debut Kuso.

Flying Lotus is returning to the horror stratosphere. Five years after releasing his debut body horror flick Kuso, the experimental musician is prepping his second effort Ash. Like his previous film — and anime Yasuke — FlyLo will compose an original score.

Written by Jonni Remler, the plot will follow a woman who “wakes up on a distant planet and finds the crew of her space station viciously killed, her investigation into what happened setting in motion a terrifying chain of events,” Deadline reports. XYZ Films and GFC Films will also produce the film, with Echo Lake serving as executive producer.

“I’ve a strong desire to innovate in the sci-fi space,” Flying Lotus told the site, “and I really want to show the world something they’ve never seen before.”

An alum of The Los Angeles Film School, Flying Lotus has continued to take his skills from the production studio to the director’s seat. In 2016, FlyLo directed short film Royal and composed the original score for 2018 Eddie Alcazar-directed sci-fi film Perfect, which was distributed by his company Brainfeeder Films.

With casting for Ash to begin later this month, it’s unknown if Ash will lead to theater walkouts. When Kuso premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, a number of viewers took advantage of barf bags distributed at the screening.

“It was only like 20 people out of like 400 who walked out. Wasn’t as dramatic as they make it out to be. I tried to warn folks,” FlyLo tweeted at the time.

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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