Disney & Zemeckis Plan Mo-Cap “Stoneheart”

ImageMovers and Disney are in negotiations to pick up film rights to Charlie Fletcher’s young-adult fantasy novel “The Stoneheart Trilogy” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story revolves around a 12-year-old London boy who enters a hidden alternate world where statues, imbued with the soullike essence of their makers, come to life.

The boy’s presence upsets a balance between good and evil, and while dealing with such creatures as sphinxes and gargoyles, he teams with an orphan girl and the statue of a World War I gunner to try to set things right.

Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey will produce the film which will utilise performance-capture technology.