10 Lives is coming (back) to life. Montreal studio L’Atelier Animation has come onboard as the sole animation studio on the long-gestating cg feature. Surf’s Up writer-producer Chris Jenkins has also joined as director.
The announcements were made by GFM Animation, the London-based production company behind 10 Lives. GFM acquired the project from Original Force, the Chinese company with which it was initially set to produce the film. The project was announced as far back as 2017.
The family comedy tells the story of Beckett, a cat who carelessly uses up his nine lives and bargains to receive more, only to find that he is now being revived as a range of different animals. Animation production will begin in mid-2021.