Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft will co-direct from a script Sava wrote with Dean Lorey.
“Animal Crackers” follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears.
“When I was writing ‘Animal Crackers’ I had specific voices in my head. Certain characters I wrote with actors in mind. Horatio was always Sir Ian McKellen. Brock was totally Patrick Warburton. Bullet-Man could be no one else but Stallone! To find out that each and every one of these actors have agreed to come on board this film and bring these characters to life… I’m flipping out,” said Sava.
Sava is producing through his Blue Dream Studios along with George Lee and Marcus Englefield of Storyoscopic Films, voice/casting director Jamie Thomason and Leiming Guan.
Sava and Animal Crackers LTD. recently announced their partnership with the largest distributor in China, the China Film Group. Already well into production, the film is set to be completed in the summer of 2016 and has tapped Odins Eye Entertainment to handle international sales.