“Everest,” the co-production between Pearl Studio
and DreamWorks Animation
, has been retitled and will be released as “Abominable,” Variety has learned exclusively.
“Abominable” is currently in production and will be released by Universal Pictures
worldwide beginning Sept. 27, 2019. In China, the film will be distributed by Pearl.Jill Culton
”) is serving as director with Todd Wilderman
”) as co-director. Suzanne Buirgy
(“Kung Fu Panda 2
”) is the producer, while Tim Johnson (“Over the Hedge
”) is executive producing.Chloe Bennet
stars in the lead role of Yi. Further details about the film will be revealed by Pearl Studio and DreamWorks during Pearl Studio’s studio focus session at the Annecy Film Festival next month, where director Culton will be speaking.
“Abominable” covers a 3,000-mile journey from the streets of Shanghai to the Himalayan snowscapes. When a mischievous group of friends encounter a young Yeti
, they embark upon an epic quest