Aardman Announces Upcoming Slate

Aardman Features (“Wallace & Gromit,” “Chicken Run”) has unveiled four film projects as part of their new three-year deal with Sony Pictures. According to Variety, the four films on their slate include:

“The Cat Burglars” – A claymation comedic heist movie about milk-thieving stray cats. Steve Box directs, “Life on Mars” creators Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah will write, and the tone has been described as both “family-friendly Tarantino” and “Ocean’s Eleven meets Wallace & Gromit.”

“Pirates” – Comedy adventure based on the “Pirates” series of books penned by Gideon Defoe. Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil (TV’s “Hyperdrive”) will pen the script, and “Chicken Run” helmer Peter Lord will direct.

“Operation Rudolph” – A Christmas action movie showing Santa’s North Pole operation as an exhilarating ultra-high-tech military procedure on a massive scale, revealing how Santa and his huge army of combat elves get around the whole world in one night. “Borat” co-writer Peter Baynham is penning the script.

“Untitled Nick Park Project” – Details are not yet released, but it is not another “Wallace & Gromit.”