Hilary Swank’s Animated Movie ‘Spark’ Lands at Open Road

The 3D animated sci-fi comedy also features the voices of Susan Sarandon and Jessica Biel

Spark Hillary Swank Susan Sarandon
Spark Hillary Swank Susan Sarandon

Open Road Films announced today that it has acquired domestic distribution rights to “Spark,” a 3D animated movie featuring the voice talent of Oscar-winning actresses Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon, Golden Globe nominee Patrick Stewart, Jessica Biel and Nickelodeon star Jace Norman.

The animated film is directed by Canadian filmmaker Aaron Woodley.

Open Road Films has set a theatrical release date for “Spark” on April 14, 2017.

The animated space adventure is a co-production with ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover Co., Ltd, Shanghai Hoongman Technology Co., Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures.

Open Road Films will distribute “Spark” in theaters in the U.S. with Double Dutch International handling worldwide sales except for China and Korea.

From a screenplay by Doug Hadders, Adam Rotstein and Woodley, “Spark” contains elements of and inspiration from the 16th-century Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”

The movie follows the space adventures of a teenage monkey, Spark (Jace Norman, the star of one of Nickelodeon’s top shows “Henry Danger”), and his friends as they embark on a mission to save their planet from the dictatorship of a tyrannical general who took over the Kingdom of Bana.

Executive producers are Hoe Jin Ha, Hong Kim, Jay HJ Ahn and Daniel Woo, and Gulfstream Pictures’ Mike Karz and Bill Bindley.