Paramount and Skydance have introduced that the unique animated musical Spellbound will hit theaters on Nov. 11, 2022 — 9 months after the discharge of Skydance Animation’s first authentic characteristic, Luck.
Vicky Jenson, who co-directed Shrek with Andrew Adamson, will direct from a script by way of Mulan scribes Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin in addition to The Lion King author Linda Woolverton. The tale is about in an international of magic, the place a tender lady should destroy the spell that has cut up her kingdom in two.
Shrek manufacturer David Lipman just lately joined the undertaking, and Paramount will co-finance the movie, increasing the studio’s partnership with David Ellison‘s media corporate. Meanwhile, mythical composer Alan Menken will write the unique ranking and songs, having already received 8 Academy Awards — which is extra aggressive Oscars than any dwelling individual. Finally, Glenn Slater (Tangled) has been tapped to jot down the lyrics, and his fellow Grammy winner Chris Montan (The Little Mermaid) will serves as govt tune manufacturer.
“Luck and Spellbound create rich worlds and compelling characters that we know will resonate with audiences everywhere. It’s incredibly exciting to see our team of legendary creatives working around the clock and across the globe to bring these pictures to life,” stated Skydance Animation president Holly Edwards.
“These films not only continue our longstanding relationship with Skydance, but, along with Paramount Animation’s own upcoming films, mean we will be releasing event-level animated films for years to come,” added Paramount’s distribution leader Chris Aronson.
As for Luck, that animated movie is directed by way of Peggy Holmes and follows the unluckiest lady alive as she stumbles upon a never-before-seen international of fine and unhealthy success, and joins forces with magical creatures to discover a drive extra tough than even success itself.
Edwards runs Skydance Animation with Pixar veteran John Lasseter, and it’s encouraging to peer the corporate backing feminine filmmakers and female-driven narratives, particularly given the best way Lasseter was once accused by way of some ladies at Pixar of maintaining again their careers and stifling their development. For some background on Lasseter’s debatable hiring, click on right here.