Magazine article Screen International

Doc Duo Join Linklater's Mr Limpet

Magazine article Screen International

Doc Duo Join Linklater's Mr Limpet

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Directing duo Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta have been recruited to work on the upcoming Warner Bros fantasy adventure.

The two filmmakers are currently in post-production on The Last Hijack, which combines animation and real footage to tell the story of a young Somali pirate preparing for what might be his last mission. It is set to premiere in Berlin's Panorama Dokumente section next month.

The Incredible Mr Limpet, a remake of a 1964 movie that Richard Linklater is set to direct, is also set to combine live action and animation. Wolting and Pallotta have already begun working on design and animation for the project.

It reunites Pallotta with Linklater after the pair worked together on live action/animation hybrids Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly.

Wolting said: "Tommy showed [The Last Hijack] to Richard Linklater, who we've collaborated with previously. …

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