If you were a fan of Beowulf or are awaiting the Robert Zemeckis take on A Christmas Carol, this next next film might be the one for you. According to Variety, screenwriter Anne Peacock will write the feature adaptation of the novel, Airman. Zemeckis will be producing the project through his ImageMovers company, which is known for creating 3-D, motion capture films.
Peacock has already had some success with novel adaptations, being the creative hand behind the 2005 hit The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Based on a book by Eoin Colfer, Airman centers on Connor, a boy who lives on an island off the coast of Ireland, where his father is the king’s bodyguard. When the king is murdered, Connor is blamed for the crime and thrown into prison where he passes the solitary months designing a flying machine that he will use to save his family.
Airman will cost Disney a cool 150 million dollars to make, and will be directed by Gil Kenan. A lot of people have negative opinions about the motion capture and 3-D work that Zemeckis and Co. perform on his films. I personally think they look great, and I can’t wait to see how this one will turn out.
Are you a fan of Airman? How do you feel about feature adaptation of the story?