Maleficent Director is Booking a Safari


In an article talking about new production company Hydra, set up by the Third Floor, Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg, Avatar concept artist and production designer Dylan Cole and storyboard/comic book artist Mark Moretti, Variety reports on two projects that they are working on.

Stromberg, who won Oscars for his work as a production designer on Avatar and Alice Wonderland, is currently making his directorial debut on Disney’s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, and then is eyeing Safari. The trade describes the film as “a large-scale adventure pic in the vein of ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Avatar’ that Stromberg has committed to direct.”

Another project that Hydra is working on is The Otherworldly Adventures of Tyler Washburn, a family film based on the children’s book written and illustrated by Cole.

Hydra has a strategic partnership with the Third Floor, which has created pre-vis for hit movies including Marvel’s The Avengers and Thor for Marvel Studios, Men in Black 3 for Columbia Pictures, Alice in Wonderland for Disney and Avatar for 20th Century Fox.

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