EXCLUSIVE: Rob Schmidt has been set to direct John Silver, a new animated film from European company Office PHILEMOND, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's character Long John Silver. Pre-production gets underway later this month in Ireland.
The plot is kept under wraps. "We're telling a new story with a familiar character", Philémond-Montout said. "It'll be a mix of the original Long John Silver with an Anime influence. We're thrilled to propose an unique version of this mythical character, to explore his past, before he was the quartermaster under Captain Flint".
Rob Schmidt, who made his directorial debut with Crime and Punishement in Suburbia,
has directing credits that include Wrong Turn and the Alphabet Killer. Jimmy Philémond-Montout has producing credits that include anime features and TV series in Japan. Casting is underway.
Rob Schmidt is repped by Lee Keele at Guersh.