Snoot Entertainment (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”) has optioned Don Hertzfeldt’s script for his first feature length film, “Antartica,” an animated, genre-defying adventure which explores the world’s coldest continent. The film will also be directed by Hertzfeldt, drawing on his signature visual style.
“Don Hertzfeldt is my favorite animator, and I’m ecstatic that we have this opportunity to help bring Don’s brilliant vision of Antarctica to life,” said Keith Calder, President of Snoot Entertainment.
“‘Antarctica’ is an unusual project that’s been turning around in my head for a very long time, uncertain how it would get made, and I’m excited to actually have the chance now to take the plunge with Keith, Jess, and their brave team,” said Hertzfeldt. “After twenty years of animating alone, this will also mark the first time I’ll have the opportunity to work with a talented team of animators, and I’m looking forward to being able to walk into a room of hard-working artists every day and telling them that everything they’re doing is wrong,”
Hertzfeldt is the Oscar nominated director of “Rejected.” His next short film, “World of Tomorrow,” will premiere during opening night of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.