Filmmaker Mike Mitchell (“Sky High,” “Shrek Forever After”) and Emmy Award winning scribe Erica Rivinoja (“South Park,” “Up All Night’) are teaming up for the film adaptation of the iconic Trolls franchise for DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox.
The pair have been tasked with reimagining the universe of these wild-haired two inch tall figurines into a “grand scale musical comedy” which will explore how their hair came to be the way it is.
Gina Shay is producing the project which is scheduled for release on November 2016.
Meanwhile, Zach Lipovsky has been set to direct “Leprechaun: Origins” for WWE Studios.
Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postlwill play the title character in this reboot of the horror franchise that began with the Warwick Davis and Jennifer Aniston-led 1993 effort.
The tone of the reboot is said to be much darker than the original. Harris Wilkinson penned the screenplay.
Sources: Dreamworks Animation, The Wrap