20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have had a good run with the likes of the Ice Age films, Horton Hears A Who and Rio, and now they’re hoping to continue that with Epic.
They seem to be hoping that a big name cast will help the animated flick, as Colin Farrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Knoxville, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Judah Friedlander and Steven Tyler all all onboard the movie.
Epic is about an ongoing battle that takes place deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world…and ours.
It’s unlikely to be as easy a sell as most of Blue Sky’s earlier film, which may be why they’re so keen on a well-known cast. Ice Age and Robots helmer Chris Wedge will direct, with a 2014 release scheduled.