The first feature film to be produced by UK-based animation production house Locksmith Animation in their new partnership with 20th Century Fox, has been unveiled. The company will bring together some of the animated realm’s most successful figures for an original movie titled Ron’s Gone Wrong.
Set in a world where robots have become the best friends of children across the globe, Ron’s Gone Wrong tells the tale of an 11 year old boy who finds that his robot doesn’t quite work. The film will be directed by Kung Fu Panda 3 director Alessandro Carloni and former Pixar employee Jean-Philippe Vine who worked on the likes of The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out. Ron’s Gone Wrong has been set for a November 2020 release and marks the first production of the new partnership between Locksmith and Fox.
The news of Ron’s Gone Wrong comes just days after Fox owned animation studio Blue Sky Studios announced their new film Spies in Disguise – set to star Will Smith and Tom Holland – and only a week or so removed from the announcement of a ‘Bob’s Burgers’ movie, further enforcing the wishes of studio head Stacey Snider to release an animated feature per quarter for the studio moving forward.
Arthur Christmas screenwriter/co-director Sarah Smith has written the film with Hotel Transylvania scribe Peter Baynham, with Locksmith co-founder Julie Lockhart and Megamind producer Lara Breay acting as producers.