Westbrook Studios Set to Develop
Animated Adaption of CANTO!
Jada Pickett Smith & Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios has obtained the rights for the IDW Publishing series Canto and are set to adapt the series as an animated feature.
Canto creators, David M. Booher and Drew Zucker are slated to be screenwriting and execute produce, with Westbrook Studios co-president and head of motion pictures, Jon Mone set to produce. Westbrook Studios Ryan Shimazaki will oversee the production of the project.
“David and Drew have created a world full of adventure, determination and hope,” said Mone. “It reminds us of the importance of love and to fight for those we care about and we are so thrilled to work with them to share the magic of this inspiring little hero on the big screen.”
“It’s rare to find a partner like Westbrook who shares our values, both creatively and personally,” says Booher. “Like us, Jon and Ryan see Canto as a story about hope, and I’m thrilled to work with them to bring it to the screen…We couldn’t be more excited to have Westbrook as partners in sending Canto onto his next adventure.”
You can check out Comic Watch’s review of the first issue HERE!
Canto’s adventure begins! Enslaved for generations, Canto’s people once had hearts. Now they have clocks. When slavers damage a little tin girl’s clock beyond repair, Canto must brave his strange and fantastic world to bring back her heart. Can he overcome the dangers that await to save the one he loves?
An all-ages fable inspired by Wizard of Oz and Dante’s Inferno.
Part fantasy. Part adventure. All heart.
(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
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