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‘Young Captain Nemo’ Animated Movie Predates Blockchain-Based Franchise


Henry Gilroy (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “How to Train Your Dragon”) has joined the animated film project “Young Captain Nemo” as producer, showrunner and screenwriter, as that producers Rainshine Entertainment and Malaysia’s Animasia is expanding the adventure into a movie series franchise.

The project, based on the “Young Captain Nemo” children’s literature franchise, was announced last year with Jeffrey Reddick, screenwriter and creator of the “Final Destination” film franchise, adapting the books for the screen.

The film will be self-produced by Rainshine and Animasia, who will both invest from their balance sheets and raise funds from a wide variety of investors, instead of going to a major film fund or streaming platform for the funding. The budget was not disclosed.

Casting for the voice actors has begun and the big names could be settled within three months, before production on the first film is expected to begin in the fall of this year. Delivery of a finished film is expected within 18 to 24 months.

The first in a trilogy of action-adventure animated films, “Young Captain Nemo” focuses on Gabriel Nemo, a young modern-day descendant of Jules Verne’s famous literary character, Captain Nemo, in the classic novel. “20000 Leagues Under the Sea”. Gabriel and his friends use the advanced Nemotech submarine to explore, battle sea monsters, and protect the earth’s oceans.

The producers of the first film are Donna Ebbs, Edmund Chan, Gilroy, Neeraj Bhargava and Saahil Bhargava. The executive producers are: Ah Loong, Reddick, Kiran Nithyanand, Marlene Sharp, Pranab Punj and Ryan Gagerman. Benjamin Grubbs is named consulting producer.

The second and third films will follow each other in quick succession and will be completed over the next 3-4 years.

The underlying novels were written by bestselling author Jason Henderson and published by Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. In May 2020, Rainshine’s children and family unit Kinsane Entertainment acquired the film adaptation rights.

Rainshine, which bills itself as one of India’s premier content studios targeting the global market, has offices in Mumbai, Los Angeles and London. Animasia, based in Kuala Lumpur and Los Angeles, has produced contract animation for major groups such as Disney Channel, Netflix, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, and directed “The Nine Lives of Claw” and “Bola Kampung” under its own banner.

The film is part of a larger plan to turn the “Young Captain Nemo” brand into a franchise that includes a trilogy of films, three seasons of spin-off TV series, a metaverse property, NFTs, social causes, games P2E, Web 3.0 /DAO interactions, music and soundtracks, live merchandise and commerce.

The companies have called the franchise a “Web 3 initiative,” which uses a blockchain platform (RainBlox) to provide transparency in funding, production and distribution.

“Young Captain Nemo empowers audiences to play a bigger role than just being a fan. They can now watch, play, invest, buy, and vote – connecting to an immersive 360° experience – seamlessly intertwined by blockchain,” the companies said in a statement.

“We are so excited to introduce a young person of color as the protagonist in an animated franchise where kids around the world can see heroes like themselves. By combining world-class talent with the best technology, we are creating a one-of-a-kind experience where fans can own part of the franchise through our proprietary platform, RainBlox,” said Neeraj Bhargava, Founder, President and CEO. by Rainshine.