Lendarys, an upcoming animated film that is currently in production, successfully bagged a number of pre-sales during the Cannes Market. Rights sales are handled by All Rights Entertainment with offices in Hong Kong, Paris and Los Angeles.
As per a Variety report, the family adventure film is a France-Canada co-production by PM S.A. (Fonzy, Holy Lands) with 2 Minutes Animation (Calamity, Zombillenium, Long Way North) acting as line producer, in association with Caramel Films (Fireheart, Leap!). The project is expected to be completed and delivered by 2023.
The film is the directorial debut of Philippe Duchene and Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier. Earlier, Duchene has worked as lead concept designer on the animation hit Leap! (aka Ballerina) and for Netflix’s animated series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, he was on board as a character designer.
The report further mentioned that the film was pre-sold to: KMBO for France, to Flins & Piniculas for Spain; to Another World Entertainment for Denmark and Norway; to Njuta Films for Sweden; Outsider Films for Portugal; and to Blitz Film for Ex-Yugoslavia territories. They also mentioned that the production budget is nearly $30 million.
The official synopsis reads: At the heart of an imaginary kingdom populated by monsters and fantastic creatures, Indiana, an outlaw with mysterious powers, Zak a clumsy apprentice magician and Wowo a talkative and eccentric creature join forces to survive. Together, they will find Kyle, the twin brother of Zak who had disappeared, but who rallied to the cause of an evil wizard.
All Rights will start selling the title at the European Film Market in Berlin. Leading upto to the film’s release, a full cross media experience including Metaverse, NFTs, VR, video games, mobiles games and playing cards; is in the works.