Cary Granat and Ed Jones' family films studio Bedrock Studios will make its debut with the production of the animated feature TURKEYS, reports VARIETY . The studio will make films with budgets lower than $35 million.
The story follows two turkeys who travel back in time to remove their species from the first Thanksgiving menu.
Ash Brannon (TOY STORY 2) will direct with Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Luke Wilson lending their voices. John J. Strauss (THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY) and David I. Stern (OPEN SEASON 2) wrote and will produce the project. Peter Farrelly is the exec producer.
Bedrock wants to release the film in 2011.
The studio has three other projects in the works. At Paramount, they are developing an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's children's RATS OF NIMH. The other two projects are adaptations of Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's book, A WRINKLE IN TIME, and William Joyce's DINOSAUR BOB.
Jones is a former ILM exec who went on to start the Dallas-based Reel FX in 1993. Granat formerly served as CEO of Walden Media,