Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory announce the casting of Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) in upcoming animated feature, The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island. DeHaan will voice the mysterious character “Joe” for the project, currently in production.
DeHaan joins previously announced stars, Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen (as James Alden), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Dr. Moore), Joey King (Jesse Alden), Carter Sand (Benny Alden), Gil Birmingham (Lonan Browning), Griffin Gluck (Henry Alden), Stephen Stanton (Capt. Daniel) and Talitha Bateman (Violet).
The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet Joe, who is friendly and helpful, and inexplicably living on their island…
Legacy Classics founders Dan Chuba and Mark Dippé are directing the film from a screenplay written by Chuba. The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island is adapted from the book of the same name from Gertrude Chandler Warner’s best-selling children’s series. The film is produced by Legacy Classics and co-produced by Shout! Factory, Albert Whitman & Company and Blueberry Pictures, with the work underway at Legacy’s animation and VFX studios.
Surprise Island, planned for a fall 2017 release timed to the book series’ 75th anniversary, is part of a long-term, multifacted co-production and distribution partnership between Shout! Factory and Legacy Classics.