Jon Favreau Talks Neanderthals

Jon Favreau tells MTV News that once he finishes work on this Summer’s “Iron Man” he’ll get to work on the motion-capture animated feature “Neanderthals” for Sony Pictures.

Unlike other more reality driven mo-cap features like “The Polar Express” and “Beowulf”, the design here will be more comedic and stylized – “The animation will appear more like a traditional animated film, the mo-cap will be used simply as a basis for animation and to allow the performers to all be in one space together. Hopefully, it will inherit some of their spontaneity.”

The project has been in the works for a while – “We’ve been discussing this for almost four years now and it’s finally coming to fruition. It’s written and ready to go. [I’m hoping] we could do the mo-cap before the potential actors strike [June 2008]. I would then theoretically work on the animated part of it over the next couple of years.”

No stars are attached just yet.