Rainshine Entertainment and Malaysia-based Animasia Studio, an animation and digital content production house, have teamed up to co-produce a trilogy of animated feature films based on the “Young Captain Nemo” fiction trilogy.
The partnership has chartered the talent of Jeffrey Reddick, architect of the “Final Destination” movie franchise, for screenwriting and executive producing duties. Scripts are to be based on author Jason Henderson’s hit KidLit series.
"Creating meaningful entertainment for a diverse and global audience is at the heart of every project we undertake at Rainshine,” says Neeraj Bhargava, chairman and chief executive officer, Rainshine Entertainment. “So, when Kinsane (a subsidiary of Rainshine) acquired the adaptation rights to the 'Young Captain Nemo' books, we saw it as a contemporary action adventure with an iconic character, with plots that have universal appeal. It's also a great opportunity to share with the world, particularly our younger audiences, an inspirational tale woven into a world of mystery, fantasy and sci-fi. Bringing such a story to life on a grand scale requires a creative vision as well as a great team and partners, and we couldn't have asked for a team that is as creatively rich and geographically diverse as Animasia Studios and Jeffrey Reddick. We very much look forward to seeing these stories come to life and winning accolades globally."