U.K.-based SC Films International has picked up worldwide sales rights to Stonerunner, a new Australian-New Zealand animated feature co-production. The project will be introduced to buyers at the American Film Market (Nov. 9-13).
Stonerunner is a sci-fi adventure set in a distant future, where the world is slowly being rebuilt after machines have destroyed the planet. The action follows a young boy who must fight for his family and their freedom with the help of a benevolent robot.
The film is a co-production of Huhu Animation Studios in New Zealand and Accent Media Group and FG Film Productions in Australia. Pre-production is set to begin in December, with delivery planned for December 2022 aiming for a 2023 theatrical release.
Stonerunner will be directed by Steve Tranbirth (The Jungle Book 2; animation director, Lady and the Tramp 2, The Lion King 2, Aladdin 2) from a script by Paul Western-Pittard (Get Ace) and Ray Boseley (Get Ace, Flea-bitten). Producers are Trevor Yaxley, Peter Campbell and Anthony I. Ginnane. Exec producers are Simon Crowe, Henry Wong, Caroline Campbell and Anthony J. Lyons.
SC Films’ animated features sales slate also includes upcoming titles Marmaduke, Dragonkeeper, My Father’s Secrets and Best Birthday Ever.