February 17, 2023

Project X and Titmouse prep a book-based adaptation

EXCLUSIVE: The partners are developing an animated TV concept based on The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete.

Project X Entertainment and Titmouse have acquired the TV rights to Serena Minott's popular kids book series The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete, and the California-based studios are working on an animated series concept that will encourage kids and families to explore different cultures.

Targeting kids ages three to eight, the four-book series is published by Ashima and chronicles the adventures of a little girl and her talking stuffed animal as they travel the world with her parents. Its stories are inspired by the author's own travels with her daughter, with a focus on values such as curiosity, global citizenry and inclusion. 

Each book features a different destination, highlighting its geography, language and food. In the first title, which was first published in 2018, Aya and Pete practice their French and sample the local cuisine in Paris. Later in the series, they make stops in London, New York City and Mexico.

In addition to the books, the brand boasts a collection of toys and games that educate kids about global geography, languages, foods, currencies, landmarks and cultures. There's also an app from Ashima called Aya & Pete. Play. Learn. Explore that's available on Apple's App Store. It features interactive games to help kids learn the French language, numbers, shapes and colors, and explore France's art and geography.

Project X's EVP of TV Nicole Tossou will helm the animated series project, with her colleagues William Sherak, James Vanderbilt and Paul Neinstein producing alongside Minott and Titmouse.

January 19, 2024

Eiza González To Star Opposite John Krasinski And Natalie Portman In 'Fountain Of Youth' For Apple And Skydance

 Eiza González  is set to star opposite John Krasinski and Natalie Portman in Apple's Fountain of Youth, a feature film based on an original idea that will be directed by Guy Ritchie and hails from Skydance Media. Also starring John Krasinski, Domhnall Gleeson and Natalie Portman, the film will be produced for Apple by Skydance, Vinson Films and Project X Entertainment.

Written by James Vanderbilt, the pic follows estranged siblings (Krasinski and Portman) who partner on a global heist to find the mythological Fountain of Youth. They must use their knowledge of history to follow clues on an epic adventure that will change their lives — and possibly lead to immortality.

January 11, 2024

John Krasinski & Natalie Portman To Star In Guy Ritchie's 'Fountain Of Youth' For Apple And Skydance

Following the success of The Family Plan last month, Apple Original Films and Skydance are reteaming on another tentpole as Deadline is hearing John Krasinski and Natalie Portman are set to star in Fountain of Youth with Guy Ritchie directing. Skydance Media will serve as the studio, and the film will be produced for Apple by Skydance, Vinson Films and Project X Entertainment.

December 7, 2023

Russell Crowe, Rami Malek and Michael Shannon to Star in Nazi Drama 'Nuremberg'

Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Rami Malek, as well as Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, are set to star in historical drama "Nuremberg," Bluestone Entertainment and Walden Media announced.

June 14, 2023

Giancarlo Esposito Joins Radio Silence's Secret Monster Movie At Universal

Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of in Radio Silence's untitled monster thriller at Universal. He joins Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand, Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud and Will Catlett.

May 12, 2023

Radio Silence Universal Monster Thriller Adds Angus Cloud, Kathryn Newton & Will Catlett; Sets Spring 2024 Release

Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud, and Will Catlett have been set for Universal Pictures' untitled monster thriller from Radio Silence. The pic has been set for an April 19, 2024 release.