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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.08.12] France apocalyptic scifi animation adventure



Famous French director/visualist, Marc Caro (Dante 01, Bunker of the Last Gunshots, City of Lost Children), is producing an ambitious animated 3D feature adaptation of Alain Damasio's popular book, "La Horde du Contrevent," which is about a world savaged by great gusts of wind and a group of survivors struggling to reach a safe haven.

Though still in the early development stage, there appears to be a package put together which includes director Jan Kounen whose recent Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky starred Anna Mouglalis and the great Mads Mikkelsen (Valhalla Rising, Pusher) and a whole bevy of producers and media partners from publishing to gaming.



Synopsis:
In a world savaged by great gusts of wind, a group of survivors struggle to reach a safe haven.

Imagine a world buffeted by winds whose force surpass our understanding. Imagine a group of men born to chase those winds until their final breath. Within the deafening noise of the wind, on the Lower Slopes, an elite group of twenty-three children were raised for the sole purpose of facing the ever blowing gusts, climbing up windwards for the rest of their lives.

Their sole purpose ; to find the mysterious source of the wind in the Upper Reaches. There have been thirty-three attempts in eight hundred years, thirty three Hordes that have failed. My name is Sol, scribe. I speak to you today in the name of the thirty-fourth, and most probably the last...



Though the production is European, Windwalkers is planned to be an English language project.

More as it comes folks. Until then, check out some concept art!







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