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'9' Helmer Shane Acker Boards Feature Based On The Thomas The Tank Engine Toys

8 June 2011 1:18 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Hit Entertainment, rights holder to the Thomas the Tank Engine kiddie juggernaut, is moving forward with its first live action theatrical film. Shane Acker, who directed the 2009 animated film 9, will direct a film set in Sodor, the island of talking trains., where Thomas is among a litany of characters . Weta Workshop and Mattel's entertainment properties design team have joined the creative team, and the financing and distribution is being sold by Cinetic Media and the UTA Independent Film Group. the script was written by Chris Viscardi & Will McRobb. and Shrek the Third's Josh Klausner. Created 65 years ago, Thomas the Tank Engine has been the number one preschool toy license in the UK for 11 years. It has held the top spot in the Us for a decade. Since the core audience of Thomas is preschool age, the choice of Acker as director is surprising. After all, he's best known »

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