Mark Osborne Is A “Little Prince”

Mark Osborne (“Kung Fu Panda” co-director) is set to direct the French 3D animated feature “The Little Prince” reports Variety.

Budgeted at a little over $60 million, this adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s best-selling 1943 novella about a downed pilot lost in a desert who meets a magical little boy who regales him with tales of his adventurous journey to Earth from the asteroid on which he lives.

Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam will produce the feature which begins production in 2012 for a release in 2014.