Following the profitable launch of the brand new Amazon Prime sequence Good Omens, Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Media have simply introduced the event of a brand new animated household movie, The Superb Maurice, primarily based on one among Sir Terry Pratchett’s wildly widespread “Discworld” novels. Terry Rossio (Shrek, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean) is writing the screenplay; Carter Goodrich (Ratatouille, The Croods, Courageous) in set to deal with the character designs.
Pratchett’s “The Superb Maurice and His Educated Rodents” is a kids’s fantasy printed by Doubleday in 2001. It was the 28th novel within the “Discworld” sequence, which have offered greater than 90 million copies worldwide, however the first written for kids. “The Superb Maurice” is a energetic and entertaining journey impressed by the German fairy story concerning the Pied Piper of Hamelin and a parody of the people story style. Pratchett gained the annual Carnegie Medal for the e-book – kids’s literature’s highest award. Regardless of many different awards, honorary levels and the knighthood that adopted, Pratchett all the time emphasised that this was the award of which he was most proud.
Maurice, a streetwise cat, has the proper money-making rip-off. He’s discovered a dumb-looking child who performs a pipe, and his very personal horde of rats – rats who’re surprisingly educated, and literate, so Maurice can now not consider them as “lunch.” And everybody is aware of the tales about rats and pipers… Nonetheless, when Maurice and the rodents attain the stricken city of Dangerous Blintz, their little con goes down the drain. For somebody there may be taking part in a unique tune. A darkish, shadowy tune. One thing very, very unhealthy is ready within the cellars. It’s not a sport anymore. It’s a rat-eat-rat world down there and the educated rats should be taught a brand new phrase…EVIL.
Emely Christians, producer and CEO of Ulysses Filmproduktion, commented: “Melissa, the younger feminine lead in ‘The Superb Maurice,’ says, ‘In case you don’t flip your life right into a story, you turn out to be a part of another person’s story.’ I liked the best way she offered her angle to life on this one sentence. After I learn it, I knew we needed to flip this superb novel into a tremendous movie. The Superb Maurice would be the first animated characteristic movie ever produced from a Terry Pratchett novel. It can get Ulysses’ full focus and a focus to element to fulfil our promise: to make a beautiful film from this very humorous, distinctive, sturdy and superior story.”
“As a lifelong Pratchett fan, bringing to the display screen one among his most cherished novels goes to be immensely thrilling,” Andrew Baker, producer and CEO of Cantilever Media, stated. “Terry Rossio’s screenplay twists and turns and produces an surprising but heart-warming ending, with Carter Goodrich’s designs bringing these characters to life in their very own distinctive type, which I’m positive audiences will love.”
Roddy McManus and Robert Chandler are hooked up as government producers. The Superb Maurice is being produced by Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Media, with animation studios Studio Rakete and Squeeze Animation. The movie is being directed by Toby Genkel, and produced by Emely Christians and Andrew Baker.
Narrativia is an impartial manufacturing firm, launched by Pratchett in 2012. The corporate owns and controls the unique multimedia and merchandising rights to all his works, together with his “Discworld” characters and creations. The corporate is headed by managing director Rob Wilkins and celebrated author Rhianna Pratchett.
Supply: Ulysses Filmproduktion