The deal reinforces Animal Logic progression into the development and production of a diverse slate of digital entertainment in animation, live action, hybrid films and games. IDW Publishing, the 3rd largest U.S. comic publisher, continues its push into the feature film biz following the 2007 release of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT.
Night Mary follows the adventures of Mary Specter, a misunderstood teenage girl trained to be a lucid dreamer. Mary’s father runs a sleep disorder clinic where Mary enters the ghastly dreams of severely disturbed people in an attempt to help them. When a patient is revealed to be a serial killer, the nightmare world and the waking one become intertwined, putting Mary in real jeopardy.
Animal Logic CEO Zareh Nalbandian will produce with IDW Ted Adams and Circle of Confusion David Alpert and Rick Jacobs Executive Producing.
Nalbandian said ‘We’sre very pleased to be working with IDW Publishing and Circle of Confusion and look forward to this being the beginning of a long-term relationship as Animal Logic moves into developing and producing a wider range of films, outside of its core digital animation slate. Night Mary is a fantastic property that will enable us to collaborate with innovative writers and directors, to tell a great story and deliver ground breaking design. We are, as always, very enthusiastic about creating another opportunity to show the world that Australia is home to world class filmmaking.’
Adams added “Rick and Kieron are two of my favourite creators and I’m thrilled that Animal Logic will be bringing their creation to an even bigger audience.’
ABOUT ANIMAL LOGIC
Animal Logic is one of the world’s most highly regarded digital design and production companies with studios in Sydney and in Los Angeles. The company is currently in production on the animated feature Guardians of Ga’sHoole, directed by Zack Snyder, distributed by Warner Bros, and has enjoyed success from a diverse range of groundbreaking projects including Moulin Rouge, 300, The Matrix and Academy Award winning Happy Feet. Further company information is available at www.animallogic.com.
ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.
IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.
ABOUT CIRCLE OF CONFUSION
Circle of Confusion is a feature film & television production and management company specializing in developing elevated ‘genre’ material. Circle is in production on animated feature Shaolin Cowboy and in post-production on live action film St. John of Las Vegas. Further company information is available at www.circleofconfusion.com.