The film is inspired by Romain Puertolas’ 2015 French novel The Girl Who Swallowed A Cloud As Big As The Eiffel Tower, which has been translated into nine languages. It follows a 12-year-old bookworm entrusted with a magical quill that can grant any wish it writes. Partnered by her talking guinea pig, she embarks upon a dangerous adventure to save the planet from environmental destruction.
UK-based SC Films International has acquired world sales rights, excluding France and Belgium, for GIRL IN THE CLOUDS, a $15m CGI animation in production.
Philippe Riche (Rabbids Invasion) is taking screenwriting and director duties with Luc Bossi (The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, Mood Indigo) acting as lead producer. Sawsan Asfari from Cocoon Films (The Teacher) and Geneviève Lemal from Scope Pictures (Annette) joined the project as co-producers. Jon Goldman is Executive Producer.
Simon Crowe, MD of SC Films International comments:
“When Luc first pitched me GIRL IN THE CLOUDS I was sold immediately. The characters are terrific and the script is full of action, comedy and surprises. I am really excited by the potential of this film.”
Writer / Director Philippe Riche remarks:
“Beyond the great poetic and visual potential offered by the novel, I saw the journey of Providence as an opportunity to develop a strong concept in the vein of the great Pixar movies, namely: what becomes of children dreams when one has the possibility of living them?”
Luc Bossi of Brio Films adds:
This exciting animation venture gathers outstanding world-class talents from the French and Belgian 3D animation industry around a talented French director to offer a package full of humor, adventure, suspense and a universal environmental message.”