Fox Animation Plans “Witch Boy,” “Black Hole”

Fox Animation has announced plans for two new feature projects.

The first is an adaptation of Michelle Cuevas’ book “The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole”. “War for Planet of the Apes” helmer Matt Reeves will produce the project through his 6th and Idaho production company.

The story follows an 11-year-old girl who shows up at NASA to request that her recording is included on Carl Sagan’s Golden Record. A black hole follows her home and sets out to live in her house as a pet.

The black hole swallows everything he touches – including the ugly sweaters her aunt has made for her, the smelly class hamster she’s taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are too painful to have around.

The second is an adaptation of “Strong Female Protagonist” webcomic illustrator Molly Knox Ostertag’s upcoming graphic novel “The Witch Boy”.

That centers on 13-year-old Aster, whose family raises all their girls to be witches and boys to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled.

The problem is the boy hasn’t shifted, and he’s fascinated by witchery. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help … but as a witch.

Source: Heat Vision