At their upfront presentation in New York City today, Cartoon Network announced that 'Aeon Flux' creator Peter Chung is set to direct the animated feature film based on Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn's awesome comic 'Firebreather' for the 2009/2010 season.
Plans are for the feature-length film to be done entirely in CGI, a first for the net.
The book, published by Image, returned last summer as an ongoing series after a hiatus. Current issues are available from Image Comics.
Here's how Cartoon Network described the project for journalists.
Cartoon Network’s first original all-CG animation adventure presents Duncan Rosenblatt, a rather typical, awkward high school kid, except that his dad is a fire-breathing dragon and he is destined to protect the earth. Created and co-executive-produced by Phil Hester (The Wretch), Firebreather is executive-produced by Julia Pistor (Lemony Snicket) and co-executive-produced by Andy Kuhn (Freedom Ring)—Jim Kreig (Ben 10: Alien Force) joins as writer. Peter Chung (Aeon Flux) is attached to direct.
Although no release date is assigned to the movie, the upfront is the platform for the network to unveil offerings for the coming year. 'Firebreather' was among three comic-based movies that Cartoon Network announced last summer. The other two, 'Mice Templar' and 'The Vanishers' were not part of this morning's upfront presentation.
What do you think Maniac? Does the prospect of a Peter Chung-directed, CGI FIREBREATHER film have you fired up? Post your comments below...