Big Hero 6 and Bolt co-director Chris Williams will make his solo feature directorial debut at Netflix with Jacob and the Sea Beast, an original cg animated feature that he also wrote.
The film tells the epic story of a charming seafarer who sails into uncharted waters and discovers an unlikely ally in a sea monster. Netflix expects the feature film to be released in 2022.
“Jacob and the Sea Beast is the kind of story I’ve always wanted to take on,” Williams said in a statement this morning. “It’s a tale of high adventure where our hero leaves the known world and ventures out into uncharted waters. As it turns out, I’m doing the same thing. I’m grateful for the opportunities provided by my former creative home and am excited to leap into a new environment. I feel a great energy at Netflix, as amazingly talented artists from a wide variety of backgrounds are coming together to build something new.”