The power of thought
Mind bender Find out why Derick Tsai has leapt into uncharted territory with his ambitious new animation project, The Lost Titan
Having grown up with the likes of He-Man and Thundercats, Derick Tsai has a deep emotional attachment to animation. His creative agency, Magnus Rex, has worked for an impressive catalogue of clients, but he thought it was about time the company went all out and created for itself.
The concept for The Lost Titan started with a simple premise. What if the location of the only weapon that can save the world was hidden inside the mind of an amnesiac?
“That setup lent itself to an epic search that takes place across multiple planes of existence, from the depths of the human mind to the furthest reaches of the physical world,” Derick says. “Our hero has to enter her broken memories to learn where the pieces of the weapon are located and then go into the physical world to find them.”
The aesthetic of the series is a “seamless blend of magic and technology called MagiTek,” he continues. “Imagine the soul of a fallen warrior as the operating system for a robotic samurai or a chase through the clouds on mechanised stallions powered by fire spirits, and you’ll start to get the idea.”
The team are hoping to take the story further and create a franchise across multiple formats, and are talking to various agencies and producers, so watch this space. And visit www.magnusrex.com to see more of Magnus Rex’s projects.
The Lost Titan combines aspects of psychological dramas like Inception with the thrill of Indiana Jones.
Blackreign is season one’s main antagonist, who’s also after the pieces of the weapon.
This promo poster highlights the heroine’s quest into the realm of her broken memories.