Rainshine Entertainment and Animasia Studio to adapt 'Young Captain Nemo' books for a trilogy of animated feature films

Jeffrey Reddick, renowned screenwriter and creator of the ‘Final Destination’ movie franchise, will adapt the books for the screen

– Written by Jason Henderson, ‘Young Captain Nemo’ featured as #1 New Release on Amazon’s best sellers list for Children’s Action & Adventure/Sci Fi and is inspired by the Jules Verne classic ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’

– This film trilogy is the first of a multi-project partnership with the award-winning Malaysia-based Animasia Studio

MUMBAI, India, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rainshine Entertainment, a global entertainment company that nurtures, creates and develops content studios that create fabulous content aimed at audiences worldwide, and Malaysia-based Animasia Studio, an award-winning animation and digital content production house, have teamed up to co-produce a trilogy of animated feature films based on the ‘Young Captain Nemo’ books, an Amazon.com chart-topping fiction trilogy. The partnership has chartered the talent of Jeffrey Reddick – acclaimed architect of the ‘Final Destination’ movie franchise – for screenwriting and executive producing duties. Scripts are to be based on author Jason Henderson’s hit KidLit series.

Earlier, in May 2020, Kinsane Entertainment Inc., a kids and family entertainment company owned by Rainshine Entertainment, had acquired the book adaptation rights to the ‘Young Captain Nemo’ trilogy written by best-selling author Jason Henderson and published by Feiwel & Friends (an imprint of Macmillan). The story follows 12-year-old Gabriel Nemo, descendent of Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo from ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’, as the young adventurer and his friends fight nature, villains, and forces of evil in his submarine Nemotech.

This trilogy is a collaborative effort that brings together a roster of renowned names from across the world of literature, entertainment, and animation. Popular for his spine-tingling horror flicks, Jeffrey Reddick is also currently performing writing duties for two new Netflix animated series, including ‘Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles’, a spin-off of the best-selling ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ comic book series. Working closely with Reddick as the Creative Producer will be Saahil Bhargava (co-founder of Kinsane and founder of Rainshine’s teen and adult animation division Raijin Studios), Kinsane co-founder and CEO Kurt Inderbitzin, along with other members of the Kinsane content and production team. Bringing all of this to life will be AhLoong from Animasia Studio, based in Kuala Lumpur with offices in Los Angeles. The production house has created award-winning animation work for leading names, including Disney Channel, Netflix, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon among others.

“Creating meaningful entertainment for a diverse and global audience is at the heart of every project we undertake at Rainshine. So, when Kinsane (a subsidiary of Rainshine) acquired the adaptation rights to the ‘Young Captain Nemo’ books, we saw it as a contemporary action adventure with an iconic character, with plots that have universal appeal. It’s also a great opportunity to share with the world, particularly our younger audiences, an inspirational tale woven into a world of mystery, fantasy and sci-fi,” said Neeraj Bhargava, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rainshine Entertainment. He further added, “Bringing such a story to life on a grand scale requires a creative vision as well as a great team and partners, and we couldn’t have asked for a team that is as creatively rich and geographically diverse as Animasia Studios and Jeffrey Reddick. We very much look forward to seeing these stories come to life and winning accolades globally.” 

“We are delighted and excited to co-produce the ‘Young Captain Nemo’ animation films in partnership with Rainshine Entertainment. The concept and the fantasy world of story lend themselves very well to animation as a medium of storytelling. And as a company committed to providing high-quality animation content to our audiences, we are certain that a character like Young Nemo will be a great opportunity to showcase our animation skills to a much wider and global audience,” said Edmund Chan, Managing Director, Animasia Studio.

Expressing his views on the films, screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick said, “A lot of us have grown up reading Jules Verne’s classic and secretly wishing to become Captain Nemo. So, when Rainshine approached me to adapt Jason Henderson’s ‘Young Captain Nemo’ books for a trilogy of animated feature films, I could visualize a colorful, adventurous, and thrill-a-minute animation that kids and families would enjoy. I look forward to working with the Rainshine and Animasia teams to take ‘Young Captain Nemo’ to the screen.”

About Rainshine Entertainment:

Rainshine  Entertainment is a global entertainment company that nurtures, creates, and develops content studios that create fabulous content aimed at audiences worldwide and build sustainable businesses. Transcending both digital and traditional media, the company’s content covers a wide variety of formats and genres, including young adult romance and drama, comedy, crime and thrillers, biographical stories, documentaries and docu-dramas, kids and animation, podcasts, gaming and branded content. With offices in Mumbai, Los Angeles, and London, Rainshine partners with talent, content creators, and distributors globally.

Kinsane Entertainment, focused on the kids and family content, and Raijin Studios, targeting the teen and adult animation genre, are both studios owned by Rainshine Entertainment.

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About Animasia Studio:

Headquartered in Malaysia with offices in Los Angeles, Animasia Studio is one of the best Animation Studios in Malaysia for digital content production which offers out-of-this-world creative animation using vibrant colors, fun characters and adventurous storylines. Animasia Studio covers the full animation production pipeline from Pre-Production to Post Production and more, turning still life into animated content.

Established since 2005, Animasia is proud to be a MSC Malaysia Status Company with 15 years of experience in the animation field and has become one of the leading animation studios in Malaysia. Animasia has paved the way for its clients to successfully win several prestigious international awards, leading the products to an international recognition level.

Website :- www.animasia-studio.com

 

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