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Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid to be reimagined as animated sci-fi film

21 May 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that FilmNation is set to reimagine Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 classic The Kid as an animated sci-fi film, which is being directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Christian Volckman (Renaissance).

The as-yet-untitled film has been scripted by Boris Starling (Messiah), and is said to be “inspired by the characters and themes in The Kid“, although specific plot details are being kept under wraps.

“Animation gives (them) the unique opportunity to craft an original and moving story that explores technology and humanity, all told from the point of view of a boy and his robot,” said Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach.

“We’ve been waiting for a really exceptional project for FilmNation’s first animated feature. With a filmmaking team that is second to none, we are excited to help bring The Kid to a global audience,” added Glen Basner, »

- Gary Collinson

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FilmNation Ventures Into Animation with Sci-Fi Reimagining of Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ (Exclusive)

16 May 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

FilmNation has boarded its first animated feature: A science fiction re-imagining of Chaplin Chaplin’s 1921 film “The Kid” to be directed by Christian Volckman (“Renaissance”) and Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”).

French animation outfit Superprod, Luxembourg’s Bidibul and U.S. banner Big Beach, the New-York based company behind “Little Miss Sunshine,” have joined forces to produce the yet-to-be-titled animated feature inspired by the characters and themes in “The Kid.”

Boris Starling, a journalist and best-selling author who created the BBC1 primetime series “Messiah,” is writing the script with Volckman and Wyatt.

Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf are producing for Big Beach banner alongside Superprod’s Clément Calvet and Jérémie Fajner, the producer pair behind Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated “Song of the Sea,” and Bidibul’s Lilian Eche and Christel Henon. The feature is being developed with the support of Chaplin’s family and the rights holders of “The Kid. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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