Monday, September 15, 2014
Our official first peek at DreamWorks' animated ghost comedy B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations comes not from the studio, but rather merchandise…
This learn-to-draw book, to be exact…
The designs aren't too bad, and I'm sure they'll probably work better in the film itself considering that the promo art for most animated films usually looks a bit off in ways. Jackson Moss, Seth Rogen's character (can't ya tell?) was revealed at the Licensing Expo months ago, and that's Melissa McCarthy's character next to him. Who is the Jimmy Neutron/Sherman-looking boy on the top of the cover? Well the cast lists a character named Henry, played by 14-year-old Benjamin Stockham (About a Boy), so I'm guessing that's him.
I can't say much about the film itself, but it's got Puss in Boots' screenwriter Tom Wheeler attached, the director of MGM's 2008 animation release Igor will helm it. It seems like it's up his alley, anyways. The cast seems right, Bill Murray is in it!
The trailer, I'm guessing, will arrive sometime this autumn. With this book cover already released, it's clear that this will remain a summer 2015 release. I had wished that Fox/DreamWorks would swap it with December 2015's Kung Fu Panda 3; have that prequel open in the summer while this film opens in October 2015, and away from Star Wars Episode VII. What is it with Fox/DreamWorks and their release dates?
What do you think of the character designs? Are you looking forward to this DreamWorks original? Sound off below!