Kate Beckinsale may be only the 22nd most desireable woman on the planet according to AskMen, but her Underworld empire has won her a far rarer honour: She is the latest subject of a Next Media Animation biopic (video below).NMA is better-known as the company that makes those crazy Taiwanese animated news videos, in which current events—such as the Tiger Woods scandal—are depicted with only a passing glance at the facts.
“Kate Beckinsale and the Road to Underworld Stardom” devotes a full minute and 34 seconds to her life, and still manages to cover the death of her father, her anorexia, her love triangle with actor Michael Sheen and director Len Wiseman, and her upcoming role in the remake of Total Recall.
The video was “produced” by Business Insider, and is based on our much-viewed biography of Beckinsale’s life, which is why the actress appears, inexplicably, at a B.I. press conference in the closing scene of the film.
NMA’s creative process is a simple one: You give their New York office an idea, they come up with a script in just a few hours, you suggest a couple of changes, and the whole thing is sent to Taiwan for an overnight CGI rendering—in Mandarin.
The animators interpret the script as best they can—from their vantage point of 6,700 miles away—and add flourishes as the action demands.
The next morning, the video is ready for public consumption, and Kate is having a fistfight with a bathroom scale labelled “Anorexia”—exactly the way it happened in real life!
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