Technicolor Options Rights to Award-Winning Graphic Novel

Technicolor Options Rights to Award-Winning Graphic Novel Series, THE
DEEP 
CGI Adventure Series to Mirror Broad Appeal of Tom Taylor and James
Brouwer's  Worldwide Hit Property 
Paris -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  Technicolor  (EURONEXT PARIS:
TCH) has optioned  the rights for  the international hit  graphic
novel series, THE DEEP,
created by writer Tom Taylor (Star Wars:
Blood Ties, Batman: Legends of the Dark
Knight,  Injustice: Gods
Among Us) and illustrator James Brouwer (Justice League
Beyond), and
published by Gestalt Comics. 
The  Deep: Here  Be Dragons  graphic novel  won the  Aurealis Award
(Australia's
annual  literary  awards  for  science  fiction, 
fantasy and fiction) for "Best
Illustrated  Book  /  Graphic  Novel" 
of  2011 and was also nominated for "Best
Children's  Fiction 
(illustrated)."  Technicolor  Digital  Productions aims to develop 
and  produce  26 half-hour  episodes  of  THE  DEEP,  which follows
the incredible  adventures of  a family  of underwater  explorers. 
The CGI- animated
series  targets Kids 8 - 12 and their  families. 
Each self-contained episode of THE  DEEP will bring the family a step
closer to unraveling the mysteries of the deep  sea; and every story
will be filled with action, adventure, incredible sea monsters,
fantastic vehicles, unbelievable bravery, and the odd family
squabble,
of course! 
"THE  DEEP is one of those unique properties  that truly appeals to
all ages and genders  by  delivering  compelling  entertainment  in 
the  form of enthralling
adventure,   heart-pounding   danger,  
laugh  out  loud  humor  and incredible
discoveries  all  wrapped  in
 unbreakable  familial relationships," said Steven
Wendland,  Vice
President, Technicolor Digital  Productions. "It's the family we all 
dreamed of being a part of when we were kids and are anxious and
excited to share with our own children now." 
"Technicolor  is the ideal  animation studio to  bring THE DEEP  to
life," added
Robert  Chandler, Executive Producer, THE DEEP.  "The CG
team at Technicolor has the  ability not  only to  visually knock 
your socks  off, but  also to deliver
moments  of tenderness,
character and heart. That's why THE DEEP and Technicolor
make a great
partnership. It is that special combination which leads to
creating
great 
series and stories." 
THE  DEEP follows the  Nekton family, comprised  of the independent
and fearless
12 year  old  Antaeus,  Ant  to  his  friends; his
analytical 15 year old sister
Fontaine,  an astute  navigator; and 
their parents  Will, an oceanographer and former Olympic swimmer, and
Kaiko, a marine biologist who is fiercely protective
of  all sea
life,  including Ant's pet  fish, Jeffrey. Continuing  a long
family
legacy, the Nektons live aboard a state of the art submarine,
The Aronnax, while
exploring  unchartered areas of  the earth's
oceans.   Each member of the family
has  unique skills and are all 
equally passionate about sea life conservation.
They seek to solve
the ultimate mysteries that appear to be connected to a place
we know
as Atlantis. 
THE  DEEP was created by multi-award-winning playwright, screenwriter
and author
Tom Taylor, best known for his many Star Wars graphic
novels and comic books for Lucasfilm and Dark Horse Comics; and
illustrator James Brouwer who has worked as a  pre-production and
concept  artist on a  range of film,  television and games
projects 
for major  studios. Brouwer  moved into  comics in 2011 with The
Deep:
Here Be Dragons and has since illustrated for DC Comics. 
Technicolor  Digital Productions produces high-quality  CG animation
for feature
films,  television, direct-to-video, commercials, video
games and location- based
entertainment  through  its 
industry-leading  production facility in Bangalore,
India.   The
group launched its original content development initiative in
2010
and  is  currently  in  development  on  several  projects, 
including Berkeley
Breathed's  Pete  &  Pickles,  and  Atomic  Puppet,
a co-production with Mercury
Filmworks.  Complementing its services
business  with original content creation,
Technical  Digital
Productions  continues to  work with  major animation
clients
including  Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation,  Electronic
Arts, Mattel, Rockstar
Games, Sony Computer Entertainment America and
Square Enix. 
About Technicolor
 Technicolor,  a  worldwide  technology  leader  in
 the  media and entertainment
sector,  is at the forefront of digital
innovation. Our world-class research and innovation  laboratories
enable  us to  lead the  market in  delivering advanced
video 
services to  content creators  and distributors.  We also benefit
from an extensive   intellectual   property  portfolio  focused  on 
imaging  and sound
technologies, based on a thriving licensing
business. Our commitment: supporting
the  delivery of exciting  new
experiences for  consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go. Euronext
Paris: TCH - www.technicolor.com 
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