“Rio” story head Karen Disher has been set as co-director of “Ice Age” animation house Blue Sky Studios’ first feature-length musical “Foster”.
Marking the fifteenth film made by the studio, and their first with a female helmer, Steve Martino co-directs the original tale about a young super fan who isn’t satisfied with the ending to a series of fantasy books. He seeks out the author to voice his displeasure, the pair finds themselves transported into a mystical world.
The musical will feature songs by award-winning “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman” lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and boast a script by Tim Federle (“Ferdinand”). Marc Platt will produce and a March 5th 2021 release is planned.