We have learned that Francis Lawrence is set to direct an adaption of Windsor Mccay’s ‘Little Nemo In Slumberland’ for Chernin Entertainment and Netflix. The film will follow the story of the book where a young girl, Nema, with the help of a large half-man/half-monster creature, travels to a mystical land in her dreams in search of her missing father.
Jason Momoa will play the lead supporting male character, Flip the creature, who is described as a “nine-foot tall creature that is half-man, half-beast, has shaggy fur and long curved tusks.” The creature will be created using CGI with sources saying that the film will be another of Netflix’s many high budget productions in development. Momoa last worked with Francis Lawrence on his Apple TV+ series ‘See’ and will likely begin prep on this film once the second season of ‘See’ wraps filming.
Francis Lawrence is known for directing films such as ‘Constantine’, ‘I Am Legend’, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ and ‘Red Sparrow’. He also executive produced and directed ‘Kings’ for NBC and ‘See’ for Apple TV+.
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready will produce through their production company Chernin Entertainment. The company recently parted ways with Disney/20th Century Studios and this will seemingly be their first film that they develop following the split. They previously worked with Francis Lawrence on ‘See’ and ‘Red Sparrow’.
David Guion and Michael Handelman will write the screenplay. The duo are known for writing ‘Dinner for Schmuks’ and ‘Night at the Mueseum: Secret of the Tomb’. They are also a part of the writing team for Warner Bros’ ‘Sesame Street’ film.
Production is eyed to begin in the Summer.