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From Dusk Til Dawn animated series coming confirms Robert Rodriguez

January 21st, 2021 by Marc Comments

It may be 25 years old (I know!) but the legacy of From Dusk Til Dawn is still alive and well and the many fans are still (blood)thirsty for more… and we may be getting it.

The movie from top-of-their-game Quentin Tarantino (writer) and Robert Rodriguez (director) is a genre-bending classic B-movie which sees criminal brothers Seth and Ritchie Gecko (George Clooney and Tarantino) fleeing over the Mexican border and resting up in a bar that happens to be filled with vampires. It’s a gory, hilarious, exciting thrill-ride of a movie and an absolute must-watch.

But the movie wasn’t the end of the tale as there was a video game afterward which saw Seth on a boat full of vampires (it’s pretty bad) and then there was a TV series based on the movie from Rodriquez which, despite being a hit and being pretty solid, was canceled after three seasons. Oh, and there was a movie prequel and a sequel – they weren’t great either.

Now, we may be in for more small-screen universe building according to Rodriguez.

Speaking about the live-action show mentioned above, he said: “Over here, I have my own television network [El Rey]. So I had a television network here. And I needed to create programming, so Quentin [Tarantino] and I still control the rights to it. So I went, ‘Oh, wow, I’d love to expand the story of Santánico Pandemonium, and the whole Aztec vampire lore for my network’,” Rodriguez explains.

Santánico Pandemonium was the vampire played unforgettably by Selma Hayek in the original movie (above) and then played by Eiza González in the series.

But then he gets to the juicy part: “And now we’re looking towards, we’re developing an animated Dusk till Dawn.”

He hints that the animated series will follow on from the cancelled series and will delve further into the world of these Aztec vampires and, as a massive fan of this franchise, I look forward to seeing what it does… animation wouldn’t have been where I saw the story going next, but it could lead to mind-bending stories and visuals and that would be right up Rodriguez’s street.

What say you all?

Source: SFX

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….