Kevin Lima To Direct Dreamworks’ “Monkeys”

Kevin Lima (“Enchanted,” “Tarzan”) has signed on to helm DreamWorks Animation’s “Monkeys of Mumbai” reports Heat Vision.

The Bollywood-style animated musical adventure is a riff on the great Indian epic the Ramayana and centers around a man whose wife is kidnapped by a demon king.

The story will be told from the point of view of two common monkeys who become unlikely heroes. Lisa Stewart and Chris Chase will produce.

Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges are writing the script, Stephen Schwartz is working on lyrics and A.R. Rahman is composing the music.