The Fearsome Beastie is the sort of book that doesn’t come along very often: an old-fashioned fairy story with horror, humour and an axe-wielding Granny.
It is written by Giles Paley-Phillips, published by Maverick Arts Publishing, and illustrated by Gabriele Antonini, and we’re delighted to be able to announce that it will be made in to an animated adaptation by Slurpy Studios.
‘The Fearsome Beastie’ has had much success since it’s release in May 2011. It won the People’s Book Prize in 2012 and has also been shortlisted for many other awards, including The Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Prize 2013.
We are making it as a co-production with UCA Farnham, which is the alma-mata of several of the staff here at Slurpy, including Director Katie Steed and Producer Aaron Wood. The film will be co-directed with Jon Hunt, who heads up the CGI department at UCA Farnham.
This is a long project, with the deadline currently set at August 2014. It’s also our first foray in to the world of CG animation, so very exciting all around and we look forward to sharing our progress on the brand new blog set up specifically for the project: www.fearsomebeastie.com