Carlo Vogele, a seven-year Pixar animation veteran and director of stop motion shorts, is leading the development of the animated feature, Icarus, with Luxembourg-based film studio The Iris Group.
A concept trailer that he directed for the project was shown at Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux, France, last week. Cartoon Brew offers the exclusive online debut of the trailer below:
The Greek myth of Icarus serves as the basis of the film, but there are some new twists to this classic tale about a boy who flies too close to the sun. “The idea is to imagine the youth of the young Icarus, a part that goes unmentioned in the myth as we know it,” Vogele told Cartoon Brew. In Vogele’s version, the story will focus on the friendship between Icarus and the Minotaur, both of whom are portrayed as outcasts.