Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton to direct sci-fi drama In The Blink Of An Eye

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Pixar director Andrew Stanton is returning to live action filmmaking for The Blink Of An Eye, and the first details have landed.

Prolific animation director Andrew Stanton has ventured into live action territory just once before, helming 2013’s adaptation of John Carter, a film we wrote about in an article this year.

With an impressive animation filmography that includes huge hits like Finding Nemo, WALL-E and Finding Dory, it might be  perhaps surprising that Stanton is going back to live action film, though he has kept a toe in that world via directing episodes of acclaimed series Better Call Saul and Stranger Things over the last few years. Plus, when it comes to it, it’s still directing human beings as to what to do.

In The Blink Of An Eye “seeks to explore no less than the entire history of the world and tackle the nature of life, love, hope and connection, doing so by focusing on three intersecting storylines.”.

No pressure, then.

Stanton will direct from a script that was on the 2017 Black List, an industry list of favourite unproduced screenplays. This particular project was written by Colby Day. The script launched Day’s screenwriting career, and his work will next be seen onscreen in the form of Spaceman, the upcoming adaptation of a Czech novel that tackles ideas of loneliness by way of a giant talking spider. The Netflix film is directed by Johan Renck and stars Adam Sandler and Carey Mulligan.

No cast or release date has yet been announced for The Blink Of An Eye, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


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