Vertigo Films and Novel Entertainment are set to co-produce a 3-D live-action movie based on Novel’s children’s literary property Horrid Henry. Vertigo, producers of Europe’s first 3D feature film Street Dance 3D, will produce the live action feature with the same 3D team Paradise FX Europe.
The film, to be shot on location in the UK, is slated for release in 2011 and will be the first British kid’s movie to be filmed in 3D. It will star Horrid Henry as he wages his constant battle against the tyranny of adults.
Vertigo Films will also distribute in the UK with Protagonist Pictures taking international sales.
Horrid Henry, created by author Francesca Simon, is the second most successful children’s literary character in the UK after Harry Potter. Novel’s animated TV show based on the character, broadcasted in the UK on CITV, has also been adapted for stage, radio, online games as well as a full licensing and merch programme.