Currently in production is Mark Osborne’s animated film of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic kids book, The Little Prince.
Osborne’s credits include the first Kung Fu Panda film and the Weird Al video you can see at the bottom of this story. The Little Prince is going to take an altogether more lyrical approach.
Judging from this early poster, as published at the Paramount Pictures French website, there’s going to be a bit of a handmade feel to the CG. That will likely work well.
Though none of their names are listed on the Paramount site, the film’s cast will apparently include James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Mackenzie Foy, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti and Albert Brooks. Fantastic line up and I will admit, I’m rather amused by Franco being cast as a little prince.
And I expect he is too.
Osborne’s film is set for release late next year. It could be a while until we see a “real” poster with characters on.
Thanks to Bleeding Cool reader Thomas for the lead that set me off in search of this poster.