Lani Pixels today announced that Jacob Tremblay (Room, Wonder), Emmy Award Winner Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future trilogy), Emmy Award Nominee Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live) and Academy Award Winner Mel Brooks (The Producers) have come on board to star in Kim Pagel’s directorial debut. Thomas Pagel, who co-founded Lani Pixels with Kim, is producing the untitled 3D-animated feature, with Jason Mirch co-producing. Verité Entertainment’s René Veilleux and Donald Roman Lopez are associate producing.
Written by Kim, the untitled feature follows Patrick and Susan as they attempt to rescue their grandfather, Mr. Campbell, from supernatural forces that have invaded his isolated island. Guided by Jack, a charming Irish rogue, the siblings end up on a dangerous journey filled with magic and mystery. Production and additional casting are currently underway.
“It is an honor to be working with such a talented and dynamic cast on this project,” said Kim Pagel. “While this has been a passion project for many years, the themes of family unity and courage in the face of adversity are particularly important these days.”
“When we founded Lani Pixels it was our dream to tell exceptional stories and produce feature films that resonate with an international audience,” said Thomas Pagel. “Thanks to our production team, that dream is becoming a reality. While this project is the culmination of years of hard work, it is really just the beginning.”
Mel Brooks is known for his work in The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Christopher Lloyd is known for the Back to the Future trilogy and Going in Style. Kenan Thompson is known for his work on Saturday Night Live, and Jacob Tremblay has starred in Room with Brie Larson and Wonder with Julia Roberts.
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