Variety is reporting that FilmNation is set to reimagine Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 classic The Kid as an animated sci-fi film, which is being directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Christian Volckman (Renaissance).
The as-yet-untitled film has been scripted by Boris Starling (Messiah), and is said to be “inspired by the characters and themes in The Kid“, although specific plot details are being kept under wraps.
“Animation gives (them) the unique opportunity to craft an original and moving story that explores technology and humanity, all told from the point of view of a boy and his robot,” said Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach.
“We’ve been waiting for a really exceptional project for FilmNation’s first animated feature. With a filmmaking team that is second to none, we are excited to help bring The Kid to a global audience,” added Glen Basner, FilmNation Entertainment CEO.
Director Rupert Wyatt is currently in post production on his new film, the sci-fi Captive State, which stars John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, Kevin Dunn, Madeline Brewer and Machine Gun Kelly.