Dreamworks' B.O.O.: The Bureau of Otherworldly Operations doesn't arrive in theaters until 2015 (June 5, 2015, to be exact) but today we get the first look at the logo for the upcoming animated feature. Animation Scoop revealed the logo last night.
Here are five things we know about the film:
1. The project was originally a college comedy about ghosts, with a tentative title called Boo U, but then Pixar began to develop Monsters University and Dreamworks decided to go in a different direction.
2. The revised plot centers on a super classified agency dedicated to protecting humans from evil hauntings. The twist: the agents of B.O.O. are themselves ghosts. Yeah, it sound like an animated version of R.I.P.D.
3. Seth Rogen voices a newbie agent named Jackson Moss while Melissa McCarthy voices his quirky partner Watts. Their mission is to defeat a powerful ghost army and prevent the destruction of B.O.O. and the Earth. Ok, now it's sounding more like Men in Black.
4. The film has a solid production team behind it. Tony Leondis conceived the original idea and is directing. He previously directed Igor and Lilo & Stitch 2 and has worked professionally in the animation field for more than 15 years. The script was written by Puss in Boots scribe Tom Wheeler and is produced by Maryann Garger (Flushed Away, Astro Boy).
5. Adding further credence to the production, Life of Pi producer Gil Netter is on board in an executive producer role. Other Netter-produced films include The Blind Side, Marley & Me, Fever Pitch and the last two Naked Gun movies.
Do you think this film has potential or is it relying too much on recent blockbusters?