It’s been a while since we’ve heard of 1906 news, well the hiatus is over thanks to The Incredibles and Ratatouille director Brad Bird.
Bird, who is Henry Sellick’s good friend, was seen over at the Coraline premiere and MTV Movies Blog asked a few questions about 1906’s status. Brad said it’ll be a Warner Bros. production with some involvement from Disney and Pixar. He also said that he’s eyeing a few actors but doesn’t want to reveal anything yet and that most of San Francisco will be CG.
He describes the movie as:
"…A romantic, epic, mystery with lots of action in it, based around events leading up to and through the earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.”
He also goes on to quickly mention Up and Toy Story 3 saying that Up is almost done and Toy Story 3 is just about to start main production. Oh, and yes, there will be new characters!
Read the full article here.
(via The Pixar Blog)
Update: Latino Review also chatted with Brad Bird and got similar answers, but the article does add that since this year marks The Iron Giant’s 10th Anniversary, there is a possibility of Bird’s WB debut film to be re-released. He also rests assured that the animator’s safety will be top priority on Toy Story 3 (unlike Toy Story 2’s tragedy’s you can read about online of in Pixar history books) although it has been since the targedy anyways. Read the article in a new perspective here.