'The Young and Prodigious Spivet' about to start shooting
Helena Bonham Carter and Kathy Bates will be the stars of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's next stereoscopic 3D project "The Young and Prodigious Spivet", an adaptation of Reif Larsen's novel "The selected Work of T.S. Spivet". "Spivet" will be the first English speaking movie since "Alien: Resurrection" fifteen years ago. The young Kyle Catlett will play Spivet while Callum Keith Rennie will be his father.
"Spivet" turns on a 12-year-old boy with extraordinary skills -and a cartography enthusiast- who leaves his eccentric family in Montana and takes off on a cross-country adventure on board a freight train to the Smithsonian Museum to receive a prize. Newcomer Kyle Catlett will star as Spivet; Callum Keith Rennie has been cast as his father.
Have a glimpse of the novel's story in the short video here under:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet described the movie as character-driven in the vein of "Amelie" but with some more spectacular 3D vfx and scenery.
Production and Release date
The stereographer in charge will be Demetri Portelli, known for his work on Scorsese's Hugo Cabret. The producers are Epithete, Tapioca Films, (Jeunet's Paris, France based own company), and Filmarto.
Shooting will take place in Canada from end of June. Release is tentatively scheduled for October 2013. "The Young and Prodigious Spivet" is on IMDB.