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Studio Coffee Run 4/17/20: Watch Anna Kendrick befriend a sex doll in DUMMY

Plus, MYST lands an adaptation.

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Welcome back, Studio Coffee Folks! Before we get to a thoroughly weird trailer in which Anna Kendrick befriends a sex doll, today we’re talking about a just-announced Myst adaptation and Time to Hunt finally coming to Netflix.

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Myst lands a TV adaptation from X-Men: First Class writer

An adaptation of the video game Myst is on its way from Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Project and X-Men First Class writer Ashley Edward Miller. The game itself is a graphic adventure puzzle game originally published in 1993 from Cyan telling the story of an unnamed protagonist who is whisked away from the world they know and thrown onto an island called Myst, leaving them with no choice but to discover its mysteries and visit various Ages in time.

Aside from her X-Men credit, Miller has also worked on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Black Sails and Lore. For this next project of her’s, she’ll both rely and expand upon the lore built up by the games into “a multi-platform universe that includes film, scripted and unscripted television content,” per Deadline.

After much dispute, Time to Hunt is finally headed for Netflix

Korean producer Little Big Pictures and foreign sales agent Contents Panda made a deal on licensing terms for Time to Hunt, an action thriller recently debuted at the Berlin Film Festival. The announcement comes from both parties in two different statements, following Little Big Pictures’ surprise decision to go digital after its commercial release was delayed by COVID-19. Contents Panda, seemingly, was not made aware of the decision until after the fact, but the two have since come to an agreement. No word yet on when to expect Time to Hunt’s premiere date, or from Netflix itself. The movie follows a ragtag group of thieves, who take on the wrong target and is directed by Yoon Sung-hyun.

Manifest West signs on Annet Mahendru to star

The Americans and Walking Dead: World Beyond star Annet Mahendru has lined up her next lead role in Manifest West; an indie from writing/directing team Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson (Happy Hunting) and production studio Wolf Haus. Mahendru is set to play Alice Hayes, the mother of a family falling apart following a recent move to the North American wilderness. Mahendru’s character is loving and apparently struggles with mental instabilities in some form, though specifics are unclear. Manifest West is set to being production in the early summer of 2020 in Southern California.

Perry Mason is on the case again for HBO

Fiction’s favorite criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason, is signing onto HBO with an official teaser. Gearing up for a summer debut of June 21, the drama stars Emmy award-winner Matthew Rhys and is based off of the character created by Erle Stanley Gardner. Perry Mason began life in detective fiction, appearing in more than 80 novels and short stories, then was adapted into a movie as well as a radio series and a TV show on CBS that ran for just under a decade. HBO’s revisit aims to dig into the character’s origins working as a 1930’s L.A. P.I.

Watch a sex doll befriend Anna Kendrick in Quibi’s Dummy

Dummy follows Anna Kendrick as a woman named Cody who discovers her boyfriend has a sex doll. She finds it, meets it (it is alive, apparently) and for some reason not explained in the trailer, end up going on a road trip. Meredith Hanger co-stars as the voice of the sex doll. Dummy is the brainchild of Cody Heller (Deadbeat, Wilfred) who uses her relationship with fiancé Dan Harmon as the basis for this new Quibi show, which debuts on April 20. If nothing else, the fact that this show exists will take your mind off of the rest of the world for awhile.

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