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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ director takes over live-action ‘Your Name’ adaptation

  • “Raya and the Last Dragon” director Carlos López Estrada has replaced Lee Isaac Chung (“Munyurangabo,” “Minari”) and Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) as the new director of the live-action adaptation of “Your Name.”
  • On Monday, Variety announced that López Estrada has been chosen to both direct and rewrite the script of the 2016 anime film’s remake.
  • Besides the reimagined version of “Your Name,” López Estrada is also reportedly working on a live-action adaptation of Disney’s “Robin Hood.”
  • The “Raya and the Last Dragon” director made his directorial debut in 2018 with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film "Blindspotting."
  • The upcoming “Your Name” remake will be produced by J.J. Abrams, Genki Kawamura, Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen.
  • Although the film is reportedly in development, an official release date has yet to be announced.

“Raya and the Last Dragon” director Carlos López Estrada has replaced Lee Isaac Chung and Marc Webb as the new director of the live-action adaptation of the 2016 anime film “Your Name.” 

On Monday, Variety announced that López Estrada has been chosen to both direct and rewrite the “Your Name” remake. Eric Heisserer, who has worked on previous films such as “Bird Box” and “Arrival,” initially wrote the live-action adaptation’s script.

Lindsay Ellis opens up about being ‘canceled’ for ‘Raya’ tweets: ‘I wish I had just apologized’

  • During an interview at VidCon on Friday, author and critic Lindsay Ellis opened up about living with the “trauma” of being “canceled” last year after being heavily criticized for her tweets dismissing “Raya and the Last Dragon” as a “redux” of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
  • “I think we need to come up with a name for this genre that is basically Avatar: The Last Airbender reduxes. It’s like half of all YA fantasy published in the last few years anyway,” she wrote in her since-deleted tweet from March 2021.
  • Ellis was accused of racism for her comparison of the Disney film and the Nickelodeon show, which both feature Asian characters.
  • The outrage was further fueled after she responded to her critics with a follow-up tweet, saying, “I can see where, if you squint, I was implying all Asian-inspired properties are the same, especially if you were already privy to those conversations where I had not seen them. But the basic framework of TLA is becoming popular in fantasy fiction outside of Asian inspired stuff.”
  • Ellis left YouTube and social media in December 2021 amid the online backlash, saying that it affected her mental health.

Film critic and former YouTuber Lindsay Ellis opened up about living with the trauma of being “canceled” during VidCon, a conference for digital creators, on Friday.

In December 2021, Ellis left YouTube and social media after being heavily criticized online for her tweets dismissing “Raya and the Last Dragon” as a “redux” of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

Kelly Marie Tran Reveals ‘Unfair Pressure’ Underrepresented Minorities Get When They Land a Role

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Kelly Marie Tran, star of Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” wants to take off the “unfair pressure” of being “extra grateful” about representing minorities.

In a recent interview, the Vietnamese American actor explained feeling this way implies that such opportunities may never happen again — and that should not be the case.

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ to Have Simultaneous Release on Disney+ and in Theaters

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“Raya and the Last Dragon” will be released simultaneously on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, and in theaters on March 5, 2021, the company announced on Thursday.

Like the live-action adaptation of “Mulan,” the upcoming film will be released on Prime Access with a separate fee of $30 to rent on top of the monthly subscription fee of $7.99 per month, according to Variety.

Inside The Ultra Exclusive Dating App Amy Schumer May Have Used to Meet Her Boyfriend

Comedian and actress Amy Schumer may have met her new beau, Ben Hanisch, on an exclusive “Tinder for famous people” dating app.

The “Trainwreck” star’s new boyfriend (who resembles Ryan Gosling) is a carpenter and the owner of his own custom furniture company, The Last Workshop. According to an inside tip from Hanisch’s college acquaintance given to Brit + Co, the two lovebirds met via a dating app called Raya.