Troy Nixey is set to direct the family fantasy feature “Simple Machines” for Phoenix Pictures says Variety.
The story centers on a reclusive young inventor who must save his beloved creation from an evil industrialist before he uses it to corrupt the world. The project, which Nixey wrote, takes a lot of influence from the lives of Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd.
Nixey is currently two weeks into a 45-day shoot on Miramax’s “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” remake in Melbourne. Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer, Brad Fischer and Nick Nunziata are producing that.