Lulu Wang Lines Up Her Third Feature, A Sci-Fi Adaptation Mining The Same Source Material As Filmmaker Kogonada

The Playlist | 7/8/2019 | Andrew Bundy
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Lulu Wang’s Sundance smash, “The Farewell,” will be released by A24 this Friday. It’s simply one of the most formally layered and dramatically nuanced films of the year, and we imagine the indie film community will be hearing the incredibly talented filmmaker’s name come up in more than a few conversations this summer and hopefully this upcoming awards season as well.

With her unanimously acclaimed movie currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes – as our review put it, “the brilliance of “The Farewell” is how it taps into a human universality… and it’s a clear cut breakthrough for Wang” — the Chinese American artist has already locked down her next project. Today Big Beach and Votiv announced they would be producing Wang’s third film, “a science fiction feature” titled “Children of the World.”

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No plot specifics have been released, but the material is allegedly being adapted from author Alexander Weinstein’s well-respected short story collection of the same name, which will apparently share the title of Wang’s picture. What’s particularly fascinating about this reveal is the previous announcement that former video essayist, Kogonada (“Columbus”) has also been prepping his highly anticipated second feature, which will be mining its story influence from the same sci-fi anthology.

Here is the short story collection’s official synopsis:

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Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers,...
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