The Weinstein Company and Exodus Film Group announced today that Navy Seals, a story concept developed in-house at Exodus, will be the first film under the recently announced CG-animation co-production agreement. Under the strategic partnership unveiled at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, TWC and Exodus will jointly develop, produce and finance a multi-picture slate of CG-animated feature films, DVDs, and television series. TWC will oversee distribution for all projects produced under this pact. This new initiative first began a year ago when TWC picked up worldwide distribution rights to Exodus’ first CG animated film Igor.
Navy Seals, an adventurous family comedy, tells the story of an elite pod of US Navy dolphins who are captured and their only hope for rescue is a band of misfit seals!
“Our goal has been to develop ideas in-house that are original and dynamic and will resonate with audiences of all ages,” said Exodus CEO John D. Eraklis. “‘Navy Seals’ is a hilarious adventure comedy inspired by the very real heroics that marine mammals have played in the defense of our country.”
Harvey Weinstein stated, “‘Navy Seals’ is the perfect way to jumpstart our strategic partnership with Exodus and build off of our exciting collaboration on ‘Igor.’ We look forward to working with John Eraklis and his talented team on what promises to be an engaging and clever adventure for both adults and children of all ages.”
Eraklis is producing along with Exodus President Max Howard, who will serve as executive producer. Justin Eick is set to pen the script. Eric Robinson, Production Executive at The Weinstein Company, is overseeing on behalf of TWC.