Mel Brooks, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson and Jacob Tremblay to star in an untitled 3D-animated feature for Lani Pixels
Lani Pixels today announced thatÂ Jacob TremblayÂ (Room,Â Wonder), EmmyÂ Award WinnerÂ Christopher LloydÂ (Back to the FutureÂ trilogy), Emmy Award NomineeÂ Kenan ThompsonÂ (SaturdayÂ Night Live) and Academy Award WinnerÂ Mel BrooksÂ (The Producers) have come on board to star in Kim Pagelâs directorial debut. Thomas Pagel, who co-founded Lani Pixels with Kim, is producing the untitled 3D-animated feature, with Jason Mirch co-producing. VeritÃ© Entertainmentâs RenÃ© Veilleux and Donald Roman Lopez are associate producing.
Written byÂ 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.
âIt is an honor to be working with such a talented and dynamic cast on this project,â said Kim Pagel. âWhile 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.â
“When we founded Lani Pixels it was our dream to tell exceptional stories and produce feature films that resonate with an international audience,â said Thomas Pagel.Â âThanks 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.â
Mel Brooks is known for his work inÂ The Producers,Â The Twelve Chairs,Â Young Frankenstein,Â High Anxiety andÂ Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Christopher Lloyd is known for theÂ Back to the FutureÂ trilogy andÂ Going in Style. Kenan Thompson is known for his work onÂ Saturday Night Live, and Jacob Tremblay has starred inÂ RoomÂ with Brie Larson andÂ Wonder with Julia Roberts.
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