Apple has been in prolonged conversations to acquire two John Lasseter-produced titles from Skydance Animation, “Luck” and “Spellbound,” Variety reports, citing “multiple insiders with knowledge of the discussions.”
The two films would anchor what sources called a larger agreement between David Ellison’s animation division and the streamer, which has yet to be reached. WME is also said to be involved in the negotiations, which also includes a theatrical release component.
The handful of executives who screened footage of “Luck” called it “vintage Lasseter,” citing the dazzling production value and commercial appeal the producer is known for, said insiders.
[“Luck”] is directed by Peggy Holmes, and follows the unluckiest girl in the world… “Spellbound” is a musical fantasy set in a world of magic where a young girl sets out to break the spell that has split her kingdom in two…
MacDailyNews Take: So these Skydance Animation Lasseter-produced features are very likely to be top-notch (perfect for iPhone 😬) films. Hopefully, Apple gets them for Apple TV+ as they’ll certainly be very big draws. David Ellison is also producing “Foundation,” the highly anticipated, necessarily very ambitious Apple Original drama series for Apple TV+, that’s based on the award-winning Isaac Asimov novel series of the same name.