Michael ‘MPsy’ here…
It’s been a big year for Disney with ‘The Avengers’ breaking box office records and Brave scheduled to be released this summer. Now it looks like the studio has picked up another hot properity in the form of adapting the graphic novel ‘Stuff of Legend’ by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith into a movie. The story is about a young boy who is kidnapped by the Boogyman and it’s up to his faitful toys to rescue him.
Here’s an even more detailed summary from the omnibus which is coming out in August;
As Allied forces fight the enemy on Europe’s war-torn beaches, another battle begins in a child’s bedroom in Brooklyn when the nightmarish Boogeyman snatches a boy and takes him to the realm of The Dark. The child’s playthings, led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel, band together to stage a daring rescue. On their perilous mission they will confront the boy’s bitter and forgotten toys, as well as betrayal in their own ranks. The Stuff of Legend is a haunting and ultimately redemptive tale of loyalty, camaraderie, and perseverance.
Now I’ve read some of the graphic novel and I got to say it’s stellar. The film will employ a mix of live-action and CG much like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the Disney has set up Pete Candeland to direct the film. While the bulk of Candeland’s work comes from music videos and commericals, his experience with animation is top notch due to his work with the band ‘The Gorillaz’. Here’s hoping we hear more about this project soon!