Oscar-nominated ‘Puss n’ Boots’ and ‘Shrek the Third’ director to helm upcoming original feature that takes place in both the real world and a world of mythical creatures.
LOS ANGELES -- Reel FX Animation Studios has announced that Oscar-nominated director Chris Miller will helm its upcoming original feature, the currently Untitled Wish Project. Miller, a longtime DreamWorks Animation filmmaker, wrote and directed the hit film Puss n’ Boots, which garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film, and Shrek the Third, the third hit installment in the acclaimed franchise. Both titles achieved huge commercial success at the box office and generated a combined gross of nearly $1.4 billion.
The storyline is being kept under wraps, but the film will take place in both the real world and a world of mythical creatures where human wishes are heard and dealt with.
“Chris is an incredibly creative and talented filmmaker and we feel honored to be working with him,” said Jared Mass, who heads up Reel FX’s Originals Unit. “He brings a vision to the film that is sure to resonate with audiences all over the world.”
“We are happy to welcome Chris to the family,” said Reel FX Chairman and CEO Steve O’Brien. “We continue to develop original concepts such as WISH that inspire great filmmakers like Chris to venture into new and exciting territory.”
Reel FX Animation Studios is a top producer of animation for every major studio and producer of original content including the award-winning film Book of Life, which was directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced alongside Guillermo Del Toro for Twentieth Century Fox. Reel FX is currently in production on its next original feature with Paramount Animation and Walden Media based on the kids’ graphic novel “Monster on the Hill,” which is set to be released in 2020.
Source: Reel FX Animation Studios