Music superstar will voice the lead character and serve as executive producer on the movie.
LOS ANGELES -- Mythos Studios is developing the animated feature Cupid in partnership with global superstar Justin Bieber, who is attached to star and serve as executive producer.
Inspiring the movie is the legendary winged god of love from classical mythology. The son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, and Mars, the god of war, Cupid is known for his playful and mischievous personality -- and his magical bow and arrow. His arrows strike unknowing mortals and create an uncontrollable desire and love for the next person they see.
“When this project was brought to Justin, he instantly was excited to be a part of it,” said Mythos Studios co-founder Scooter Braun. “Fortunately for us, like Cupid, he knows a little bit about love and mischief.”
“Both myself and Scooter have a lifelong love of mythology and we are so excited to partner with Justin to bring the amazing, magical story of Cupid to the world," said Mythos Studios co-founder David Maisel.
Most recently, Maisel was executive producer on The Angry Birds Movie, which was Sony’s highest-grossing box-office film of 2016. Maisel also was executive producer on Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor.
Bieber and Braun previously teamed up as producers of Never Say Never, which was distributed by Paramount in 2011, and remains the top-performing music documentary in domestic box-office history.
Source: Mythos Studios