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Global Screen to shop Amazing film

The Amazing Maurice is due to be completed in 2022

German distributor Global Screen has picked up sales rights to forthcoming animated movie The Amazing Maurice, based on the popular Discworld novels by late author Sir Terry Pratchett.

The Amazing Maurice follows a streetwise cat who makes use of a simple local boy who plays a pipe, and a horde of educated and intelligent rats, to set up a Pied Piper-inspired scam. However, upon encountering the stricken town of Bad Blintz, the plan goes off course.

The animated film is currently in the early stages of development, with Ulysses Filmproduktion’s Emely Christians and Cantilever Media’s Andrew Baker and Robert Chandler producing the project. Roddy MacManus is executive producing.

The screenplay is written by Oscar nominee Terry Rossio (Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean), with Carter Goodrich (Ratatouille, Despicable Me) working on character design.

Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to the project, excluding North America, the UK and German-speaking territories.

Tobis Film is on board as the German coproduction partner. German Studio Rakete and Canadian Squeeze Animation are responsible for the 3D animation, while Cantilever Media is in charge of the 2D sequences. The Amazing Maurice is due to be completed by mid 2022.

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