Tuesday, February 16, 2010

French Twist

Peeking up over the horizon is Sylvain Chomet's next animated film The Illusionist (2010, don't mix it up with the Edward Norton one in 2006). The British-French animated film done in the same style of his first feature-length animated project, Triplettes de Belleville, it is based on an unproduced script by Jacques Tati in collaboration with Henri Marquet between Mon Oncle and Playtime. Described as more of a story of the relationship between a father and his estranged daughter than a romantic tale, you can bet it'll be less saccharine than most animated fare.

It looks fantastic.