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FaZe Clan announces its own “cinematic universe” full-length movie series

Published: 9/Jun/2020 20:30

by Albert Petrosyan

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Legendary esports organization FaZe Clan are in the process of producing a full-length film franchise called ‘FaZe Clan Universe,’ which they’re calling “an immersive cinematic universe” starring their own content creators and YouTubers, as first reported by Deadline.

Already one of the most influential pioneers in the world of esports and gaming entertainment, FaZe Clan have announced that their new feature-length movie franchise is in the works.

In partnership with Invisible Narratives, a digital content studio led by former Paramount president Adam Goodman and film producer Andrew Sugerman, the esports org will be releasing the first installment of the FaZe Clan Universe series later in 2020.

It’s being described as a “cinematic universe,” a style popularized by the likes of Marvel and DC Comics; except, instead of superheroes, the films will feature many of the organization’s star members, including YouTubers, streamers, and professional gamers.

“Historically, Hollywood has taken an expedient approach to leveraging creators and their huge audiences,” CEO Lee Trink said. “Invisible Narratives’ immense respect and keen understanding of that relationship sets the new standard for filmmakers bringing their formats to this massive and rabid audience.”

DeadlineFaZe Clan and Invisible Narratives have partnered up to release the esports org’s first-ever full-length feature film.

Specific details about FaZe Clan Universe, such as the individual movie titles or plots, are not yet available, although we do know that the org will be financing the whole thing themselves and will be garnering the services of Epic Records to produce a soundtrack.

The actual premiere of the first film, which will take place in Los Angeles sometime in September, is set to be an extraordinary drive-in event that will “combine car culture, gaming, music, and film.”

There will be a red carpet, as you’d expect, but not in a traditional sense. Instead of walking into the event, FaZe members and their celebrity guests will be in cars, as part of a giant motorcade – very unique approach to a movie premiere.

FaZe ClanFaZe Clan have the most star-studded roster in esports, including world-famous rapper Offset.

This, of course, isn’t their first venture into content creation that goes beyond Twitch and YouTube. In April, they announced the launch of their new FaZe Studios, which will be producing original movies and TV series projects. It must be noted that the studio is completely separate from today’s FaZe Clan Universe announcement.

Prior to that, in February, they began working with Quibi to release a new reality show with the aim of using it to sign their next member – yet another unprecedented move for an esports organization.

And now, their fan-base, which is gargantuan, to say the least, will be waiting to see what FaZe have in store for the highly-anticipated premiere of their first-ever full-length feature film.

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David Dobrik stunned after Kardashians’ viral FaceTime TikTok prank

Published: 4/Dec/2020 15:03

by Georgina Smith

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The Kardashian family decided to cause some TikTok chaos on December 3 when they collectively FaceTimed some random celebrity contacts, and creators like David Dobrik and James Charles were on their hit list.

If there’s anyone who can make a stir on social media, it’s undoubtedly the Kardashian family. With their immense power and wealth, they could pull some insane pranks if they truly wanted to.

But sometimes staying simple ends up being far funnier, so the family teamed up with each other to spook some of the famous faces in their contact list.

While plenty of influential people naturally will have collected a couple of phone numbers from members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, for many it’s unlikely that they ever expected them to call. And the Kardashians know that full well.

Kylie Jenner and James Charles hug during a YouTube video.
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Kylie Jenner has collaborated with influencers like James Charles in the past.

In two videos uploaded to Kylie Jenner’s TikTok account, the viewfinder shows a large group of Kardashians standing in a group facing the phone, almost eerily still.

The group cycled through a selection of staggeringly famous faces, like actress Jennifer Lawrence and singer Justin Bieber. However, there were a couple of faces that popped up that some may have been surprised to see.

The phone screen showed that it was connecting to hugely popular YouTuber David Dobrik, and as soon as he answered he looked thoroughly confused. He quickly ripped off his face mask and looked even closer at his screen, immediately saying “that’s f***king ridiculous” when he realized that he had in fact just been called by the Kardashian family.

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Another familiar influencer pranked by the family was beauty YouTuber James Charles, who has a friendship with Kylie Jenner and has collaborated with her on his channel several times. Even he looked thoroughly baffled to have received an unannounced call, saying “what is going on?”

In the comments of the video, David said that “I thought I was being recruited,” whereas James had the opposite reaction and wrote, “I thought I was about to get sued.”

James Charles and David Dobrik comment on Kylie Jenner's TikTok

The hilariously chaotic video now has a colossal 10.5 million likes, with fans loving the perfectly executed prank by the Kardashian family.