Imagi International, the Hong Kong- and Los Angeles-based animation group behind last year’s TMNT, is reviving DreamWorks’ India-set elephant tale Tusker, reports Variety.
Tusker will be produced by Brooke Breton (upcoming Avatar) from a screenplay by Ted Tally (Silence of the Lambs). The film is tentatively set for delivery in the first half of 2011.
Tusker was brought to Imagi by Cecil Kramer former co-head of production at DreamWorks Animation, whom Imagi hired last year and who Glen said had “mothered the project for six years.”
Imagi describes Tusker as “the saga of a young elephant’s journey of discovery, heroism and redemption, which intersects with and renews the life of a reclusive old elephant who has always been an outsider.”
The company says that it will announce a director and other talent roles in the coming weeks.
Imagi also said it is in advanced development of Cat Tale, a story about a cat raised as a dog. Galen Walker is producing from a script by Aaron Mendelsohn. The company’s upcoming projects include Astro Boy and Gatchaman.