20th Century Fox Animation has announced that it is developing two new feature projects in The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole and The Witch Boy.
Based on Michelle Cuevas’ upcoming book and produced by Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes), The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole “centers on an 11-year-old girl who shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan’s Golden Record. A black hole follows her home, and sets out to live in her house as a pet. The black hole swallows everything he touches — including the ugly sweaters her aunt has made for her, the smelly class hamster she’s taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around.”
The Witch Boy will be based on the upcoming graphic novel by Molly Knox Ostertag, and follows “13-year-old Aster, whose family raises all their girls to be witches and boys to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. The boy hasn’t shifted, and he’s fascinated by witchery. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help … but as a witch. With the help of a non-conforming friend, Aster will have to find the courage to save his family while also be true to himself.”
Next up from Fox Animation is Blue Sky Studios’ Ferdinand, which is set to open in December. Watch the trailer here.