Gnosis Moving Pictures partners with Whisper Pictures on the CG animated film Tusk: Hannibal’s Favorite Elephant.
Gnosis Moving Pictures CEO Darius A. Kamali and Whisper Pictures CEO George Merkert announced that the companies are partnering on the animated feature film Tusk: Hannibal’s Favorite Elephant. The project, which was co-written and will be directed by Whisper Pictures’ Oscar Winning Chief Creative Officer Tim McGovern (Tron, Total Recall, As Good as it Gets and currently, Sin City 2), is a family-friendly epic adventure that tells the story of legendary military strategist Hannibal and his favorite elephant Surus, as they seek justice from the Romans. The project, set in 218 B.C., follows Surus and Hannibal as they lead an army of men and 37 African elephants over the Alps, and the deep connection that develops between a man and animal bound by shared hope and common loss.
“We’re excited to be collaborating with Whisper Pictures on such a compelling, universal and timeless epic,” said Kamali. “Tim has the perfect balance of artistry and skill to bring this larger than life story to the screen.”
“Darius got my vision for our picture from the first moment that we discussed it,” said director Tim McGovern. “I’m thrilled to be working with a producer so dedicated to the success of the project.”
McGovern, a founder of Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Merkert, former Executive Producer at the same company, will serve as producers on the project. Kamali, who’s producing credits include IGOR (MGM/TWC) and the upcoming Hero of Color City (Magnolia Pictures) will serve as co-executive producer.
Source: Gnosis Moving Pictures
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.