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

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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.

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