Oscar-nominated director Don Hertzfeldt, whose new short World of Tomorrow had its world premiere last night at the Sundance Film Festival, has announced that his next feature film project will be called Antarctica. Snoot Entertainment, producer of films such as Morgan Spurlock’s The Greatest Story Ever Sold and the thriller The Guest, has optioned the script, which is described as “an animated, genre-defying adventure which explores the world’s coldest continent.”
Hertzfeldt will direct the film. Notably, Antarctica represents the first time that the filmmaker will work with a crew of animators instead of doing everything by himself. Hertzfeldt had animated by himself all of his earlier films, including his debut feature It’s Such a Beautiful Day.