This just in: teaser poster and press release from Animetropolis for the forthcoming animated film TAILCHASER’S SONG (press release 5/24/2013; link to PDF of full release provided below).
(Tad says, “I’m so pleased with this. And I love Fritti’s action-hero smirk.”)
Excerpt from the press release:
ANIMETROPOLIS & IDA ANNOUNCE CO-PRODUCTION WITH EFG-RENASCENCE OF ANIMATED FEATURE ADAPTATION OF TAD WILLIAMS’ FANTASY-ADVENTURE NOVEL “TAILCHASER’S SONG”, UNVEIL TEASER POSTER
FILM PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH SAM WORTHINGTON’S FULL CLIP PRODUCTIONS
“RISE OF THE GUARDIANS” DIRECTOR PETER RAMSEY JOINS PRODUCTION AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, AUTHOR TAD WILLIAMS AS CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013 — Animetropolis, IDA and EFG-Renascence Productions are pleased to unveil the producing team and teaser poster for their animated feature film adaptation of Tad Williams’ acclaimed best-selling novel TAILCHASER’S SONG. The stereoscopic 3D CG-animated family film commences production later this year.
“We couldn’t be more honored to have assembled such an esteemed group of filmmakers to bring this project to fruition,” said producers Paul Alvarado-Dykstra, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Junya Okabe, Solomon J. LeFlore, and Susan Gee in a joint statement. “Our team brings an extraordinary array of experience and expertise to the film, and a shared passion for the source material.”
Co-Executive Producer Tad Williams is an international best-selling author of fantasy and science fiction. Since 1985, he has written 18 novels and 2 story collections, and his work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Tad’s stories have earned critical acclaim and immense popularity worldwide.
TAILCHASER’S SONG was his first novel, while his OTHERLAND series has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a live-action feature adaptation, and is also the basis for the groundbreaking new MMORPG of the same name from RealU, dtp Entertainment and gamigo.
“If you’re going to collaborate, you want to collaborate with smart and creative people, and so far I have seen ample evidence that that’s the case,” said Williams in a statement. “They’re really interested in bringing the book to the screen in the spirit it was written, which is all I can ask for. I am really pleased and excited.”
Executive Producer Peter Ramsey made his feature film directing debut on DreamWorks Animation’s RISE OF THE GUARDIANS last year (worldwide box office $300 million) after working on the studio’s PUSS IN BOOTS, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, SHREK THE THIRD and SHARK TALE. Previously, he was a top production illustrator and storyboard artist on such blockbusters as INDEPENDENCE DAY, MEN IN BLACK, and MINORITY REPORT.
“I think the story has lots of promise and it’s a world that feels pretty fresh,” said Ramsey. “I’m impressed with the artwork I’ve seen so far, and with the project overall.”
MEDIA ALERT: Producers Paul Alvarado-Dykstra and Samantha Inoue-Harte will present a panel on TAILCHASER’S SONG at 3pm tomorrow (Saturday, May 25) at Comicpalooza (comicpalooza.com) in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Panel Room 3.
From LT: No release date for the film was provided in the press release, but IMDB has it pegged for 2014. That’s a maybe date at this point.
Read the full press release here (click to download PDF):
Tailchaser’s Song press release 5-24-13
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Tad talks about the Tailchaser’s Song film: