Pixar has announced that its next original animated film will be called “Luca”, an adventure coming in Italy. The release will take place in the summer in American theaters.
Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) directed the film, which is set to open on the big screen on June 18, 2021. Disney shared the details of “Luca” on Thursday after the word began to leak online that the company had filed a trademark application for the name.
“It’s a deep personal story for me, not only because it takes place on the Italian Riviera, where I grew up, but because the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. “Childhood friendships often determine the direction we want to take, and those are the shackles at the heart of our story in Luca,”; Casarosa said in a statement. “So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian coast, our film will be an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.”
“Luca” focuses on a young boy living on the Italian Riviera who shares adventures with his new best friend. But the dark secret of its true identity (it’s a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface) tries to jeopardize this connection. The voice cast has yet to be announced.
Before “Luca” saw its debut on the big screen, Pixar scheduled the premiere of “Soul” 20. Disney postponed the film, which was originally scheduled for June, due to the theater’s prolonged closure due to a coronavirus pandemic. “Soul” follows a high school music teacher (expressed by Jamie Foxx), whose dreams of acting in jazz are suspended after he got into an accident that causes his soul to leave his body.
Earlier this year, Pixar’s fantastic adventure “Forward” began shortly before the global health crisis that forced cinemas to close. It launched its box office globally with $ 100 million before Disney soon released it on digital rental platforms.