Saying Goodbye to Yang

Director: Kogonada

Synopsis: Kogonada’s film, based on a sci-fi short story, will star a to-be-casted new face Asian.

Shang-Chi

Director: to be announced Asian

Cast: very Asian

Writer: Dave Callaham

Synopsis: Marvel’s first Asian superhero.

The Cave

Director: Tom Waller

Writer: Tom Waller

Synopsis: Thai soccer team rescue.

Why Open: From Thai-Irish Writer/Director Tom Waller, The Cave explores the triumphant rescue of a young Thai soccer team.

The Eternals

Director: Chloe Zhao

Synopsis: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Why Open: The Eternals makes Chloe Zhao the first woman of color director for the world’s most lucrative franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Ghost Bride

Director: Quek Shio-Chuan, Ho Yu-Hang

Cast: Huang Peijia, Wu Kang Ren, Ludi Lin, Tian Tze Kuang

Writer: Kai Yu Wu

Creator: Choo Yangsze

Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo, the story is set in 1890s Colonial-era Malacca and sees a woman receive a proposal from a wealthy family to become the ghost bride of their recently deceased son. The position is financially lucrative, but means she will be haunted for the rest of her life. Her escape is even more complicated.

Why Open: The Ghost Bride is an adaptation of a New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo. The 6-part series takes a refreshing production approach of featuring dual directors and a team of international screenwriters with established Hollywood American-Taiwanese TV writer Kai Yu Wu as head writer.

The Last Airbender

Synopsis: The four nations of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire lived in harmony until the Fire Nation declared war. A century later, there is still no end in sight to the destruction, then, an Avatar named Aang discovers that he has the power to control the four elements. He joins forces with Katara, a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka, to restore balance and harmony to their world.

Why Open: This one won’t be whitewashed.

The Lovebirds

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae

Producers: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter

Synopsis: On the brink of breaking up, a couple gets unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre (and hilarious) murder mystery. As they get closer to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

Why Open: Finally! An interracial couple where both members are people of color–and funny.

The Paper Tigers

Director: Tran Quoc Bao

Cast: Jason Scott Lee, Yoshi Sudarso, Peter Adrian Sudarso

Action Director/Choreographer: Ken Quitugua

Producer: Michael Velasquez, Al’n Duong, Yuji Okumoto

Writer: Tran Quoc Bao

Synopsis: A dead-beat dad, an insurance scammer, and an MMA coach find themselves in the middle of a gang war when they must avenge their Kung Fu master’s death but first… they need to call in sick at their 9-to-5’s.