Dreamworks is planning to develop The Croods, a 3D CGI animated comedy adventure movie set in the prehistoric era. The story revolves around the leader of the Hunt, a man whose position is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions... like fire. Nicolas Cage will lend his voice to the leader and protector of the family, and Reynolds will portray the outsider whose new ideas challenge the patriarch's authority. The film is directed by Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps) and Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stich, How To Train Your Dragon). The Croods movie is set to hit theaters on March 30, 2012.
Here below a few words from DreamWorks' Bill Damaschke, about the upcoming movie The Croods:
Our filmmakers are creating an amazing world that is full of fascinating characters, creatures and stunning environments that is truly unlike anything we've done before at DreamWorks Animation."
Co-President of Production for DreamWorks Animation
"Surviving in a volcanic world is tough enough, but caveman Grug (Nicolas Cage) gets a rude awakening when an earthquake forces him to leave behind the only world he knows. With his family in tow, he ventures out into the volatile world in search of a new home. The situation becomes even more complicated when Grug's family - but in particular his eldest daughter (Emma Stone) - become smitten with a nomad (Ryan Reynolds) they encounter on their dangerous journey. This quirky, imaginative stranger's search for 'tomorrow' is at odds with Grug's reliance on the traditions of yesterday."
There's lot of talent involved in the project so I wouldn't be surprised if the movie The Croods turns out to be a damn awesome animated film.
More details about the Croods soon!