VMG Entertainment Chairman Mr. Ramkhumar Narasimhan said, “We are thrilled to be working with a filmmaker of Robert Rodriguez’s caliber and stature. Robert has created significant franchises such as The Mexico Trilogy, Sin City, Spy Kids and the Machete films; his prolific output and visual storytelling make animation a great fit for him.” Quick Draw’s Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic will produce for Quick Draw Animation.
VMG Entertainment CEO Mr. Sukumar Subramanian said, “With this partnership under the creative leadership of Robert Rodriguez and our huge talent pool across Europe and India, we are keen to make a niche in Hollywood showcasing our ability to quickly turn around high quality products continuously in the coming years, matching to the pace and creativity of Robert Rodriguez.”
Quick Draw Animation has started developing two animated features, each expecting to start production in the next year. One of the new company’s first projects is a family focused animated feature and the other is the multi-media realization of Heavy Metal inspired by the cult animated film and long running magazine. Rodriguez teased the audience with a glimpse of what the next generation of Heavy Metal will look like at last year’s Quick Draw Comic-Con presentation.
Quick Draw Animation will also include a technology partnership with AMD, part of a larger strategic alliance between Quick Draw and AMD, which will put AMD’s APU and cloud computing technologies at the heart of Quick Draw’s animation method. Said Leslie Sobon, AMD Corporate Vice President Marketing, “Robert Rodriguez has always used technology to push the boundaries of what is possible in filmmaking, and we look forward to seeing what Robert does with AMD technology in the realm of animation.”