Sunday, July 4, 2010
The Familiars Movie - Update
Back in April, we first told you about the Visual Development process taking place behind the scenes at Sony Animation for the film adaptation of The Familiars. This involved a team of artists creating the visual look of the film, from characters to locations to actual sequences from the book and screenplay. Since then, another artist has developed what is known in the animation world as a "beat board." These are a series of single drawings that each represent a scene of the movie. The drawings tell a complex story in a single picture and serve as a guide for the director to pitch the film to studio executives. We have also heard that the talent department at Sony Ani has begun their preliminary search for voice talent! Once you've read the book, we can't wait to get your opinion on which actors and actresses should voice our familiars. If all goes well in the coming weeks, we hope to be moving on to the next stage of development, known as "storyboarding." All is on pace for a fall 2013 release, which for a 3D animated film means The Familiars is on the fast track!