Richard Linklater, currently nominated for an Oscar for Before Midnight’s screenplay, is making strides on the Warner Bros. remake of Incredible Mr. Limpet, a project with which he has been involved since 2011.
Linklater plans to work on Limpet with Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting, according to a recent report in Screen Daily. Pallotta and Wolting will design the look of the film and figure out how to integrate the animation and live-action components. Pallotta has been a friend of Linklater’s since the days of Slacker and was a producer on Linklater’s two animated efforts—Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. Wolting is a veteran producer and director of documentaries as well as the co-founder of Dutch film production company Submarine.
Pallotta and Wolting together directed a just-finished film about Somali pirates, Last Hijack, which also integrates animation with live-action, and that film’s look has inspired Linklater’s ideas about Limpet. Wolting has been quoted as saying that, “Richard [Linklater] loved the animation technique that we used [on Lost Hijack].”