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'Kung Fu Panda' Helmer to Direct 'Noah's Ark' Comedy

August 21, 2014 (7:02 am) GMT
John Stevenson will depict the epic tale of Noah's Ark from the animals' point of view in an animated feature.
'Kung Fu Panda' Helmer to Direct 'Noah's Ark' Comedy

A comedy inspired by the classic tale of Noah's Ark is in the works. It's an animated film helmed by John Stevenson, an Oscar-nominated director behind "". Philip LaZebnik and Glen Dolman are tapped to write the script. The pic is planned for completion in 2016.

The animated comedy adventure is inspired by the classic tale, but tells the story from the point of view of the animals. The story follows an outcast aardvark by the name of Gilbert, who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood.

Along their journey, they band together to conquer unforeseen obstacles, and ultimately, Gilbert discovers within himself the inner strength and ingenuity to prove that in a world of "twos," he was truly destined to be "the one."

Stevenson said, "As soon as Kurt and Keith approached me with the idea of taking the classic tale of Noah's Ark and telling a more personal story within the story, I jumped at the chance. It's so exciting to work with everyone at Unified Pictures and we're fortunate to have assembled such a stellar group of artists to help make the film."

The animated comedy follows Darren Aronofsky's "" starring and which came out earlier this year.

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