Jacob Tremblay (Room, Wonder) is taking Hollywood by storm, and the young star has booked his new gig in the form of an animated feature.
According to Deadline, Tremblay is set to voice the lead character in The Kid: An Animated Adventure. The film is said to be a sci-fi reimagining of the classic 1921 silent film The Kid starring the legendary Charlie Chaplin.
The film will be set in a futuristic New York City which has been flooded and split vertically into two distinct regions. Tremblay’s eponymous character is a young boy living with his mother in Uptown, a boring, artless place of overprotective safety. When he runs away seeking adventure, he winds up in the mysterious and dangerous Downtown and encounters Chaplin, a robot with a human soul. Together, the two embark on adventures to discover the secret mystery behind Chaplin, while pursued by police, the Kid’s mother, and a colorful cast of modern circus performers.
French filmmaker Christian Volkman who directed the French adaptation of Room will helm the project, with Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt on board as a producer. Wyatt also co-wrote the script alongside author Boris Starling (Messiah).
“Top creative talent have been the driving force of this project and will continue to be. We can’t imagine anyone better than Jacob Tremblay for this role and we have no doubt that we’ll soon be able to announce more great voices joining the cast,” said the producers
“We are thrilled to make our foray into animation and could not imagine a better fit for FilmNation as it has ties to cinema history with Chaplin and his first film. New audiences throughout the world will now get to fall in love with Chaplin’s Tramp all over again,” said FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner.