Kyle Catlett in 'The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet'The Weinstein Co.

"The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet," the upcoming offering from "Amelie" director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, appears to be as colorful, imaginative, and heartwarming as his Oscar-nominated 2002 hit.

In the film, an adaptation of Reif Larsen's 2009 debut novel "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet," 12-year-old inventor T.S. Spivet sets out on a solo adventure to Washington, D.C. after winning a Smithsonian Institute contest. Kyle Catlett, best known for his recurring role on the Fox serial killer series "The Following," stars as T.S. -- a "gifted child and scientist," as he describes himself in the following trailer.

"This trip scares me, but that's that. I'm leaving tomorrow for Washington, D.C.," the boy genius says before setting off on his incredible journey to claim his prize.

Also starring Helena Bonham Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, Judy Davis, and Niamh Wilson, "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet" opens in France on October 16 and will arrive stateside next year. Catlett also just landed a role in the upcoming "Poltergeist" remake.

[via Collider]