After producing a bunch of sequels over the past few years, Pixar is returning to the original story well for its next project. And the intriguing concept has an equally intriguing cast to match.
The animation studio announced on Wednesday that it's currently developing "Onward," which is set to star the voices of Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer. When your ensemble includes two members of the MCU, a beloved comedian, and an Oscar winner, you've definitely got our attention.
"Onward" takes place in "a suburban fantasy world" and focuses on "two teen elf brothers who go on a quest to discover if there is still magic left in the world," according to The Hollywood Reporter. We're guessing that Pratt and Holland are playing the brothers, though no additional details have been provided just yet, so we'll have to wait for confirmation before we know for sure.
In a statement, director Dan Scanlon ("Monsters University") explained that the flick holds special meaning to him.
"At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth," Scanlon said. "This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother."
Pixar has a pretty stellar track record, and this cast is great, so we're very eager to see where "Onward" takes us. The flick is set for release on March 6, 2020.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]