John Stevenson () and Cameron Hood () have been tapped for upcoming CG-animated musical feature , Unified Pictures announced Thursday.
Stevenson, a 2009 Academy Award nominee for animated feature, will head up the creative on the film and executive produce while Hood will co-direct.
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The film, written by Philip LaZebnik ( and ), tells the well-known Biblical tale from the perspective on the animals aboard the boat.
The story follows a Meerkat named Gilbert, who is chosen to lead the rag tag group of animals to the ark.
The production will take place in Los Angeles through Unified’s in-house animation division.
is not the only film in the works about the familiar Biblical tale. Darren Aronofsky‘s big screen live-action epic, , starring Russell Crowe hits theaters in March 2014.
Stevenson is repped by CAA. Hood is repped by Vox and Heitmann Entertainment.