The Angry Birds Movie co-director Clay Kaytis is attached to direct his first live-action feature, The Lunch Witch, based on Deb Lucke’s recent graphic novel series.
The concept was acquired by Amblin Partners and Michael De Luca will produce. No writer is attached at this time.
Prior to making his directorial debut with Sony/Rovio’s Angry Birds ($346.5 million global gross), Kaytis had been at Walt Disney Animation Studios, working his way up from an inbetweener on hand-drawn films like Pocahontas, Hercules, and Tarzan, to becoming the animation supervisor on Tangled. He also animated on Wreck-It Ralph, Paperman, and Frozen. While he worked at Disney, Kaytis also ran the popular Animation Podcast, which offered in-depth interviews with leading animators and directors at Disney. Kaytis is repped by William Morris Endeavor (WME) and Primary Wave Entertainment.