Joann Sfar

This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, Jason Momoa talks Conan, director Joann Sfar talks Gainsbourg, concept designer Jerad Marantz talks rising Apes and Spidey’s costume, and action icon Renny Harlin discusses his latest film 5 Days of War. Plus, our old friend Scott Weinberg goes up against FSR’s own Gwen Reyes in a Movie News Pop Quiz that leads us to talking about sexy animated characters. Don’t judge. You know you think Ariel is the bee’s knees. Listen Here: Download This Episode

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While discussing his filmmaking technique behind Gainsbourg for next week’s Reject Radio, graphic novelist and writer/director Joann Sfar said he was working with John Carls (producer of Rango and Where the Wild Things Are) to produce an animated film called Little Vampire – modeled after his “Little Vampire Goes to School.” In the film, a young vampire who lives with older monsters, and longs for the company of youth. He finds it in a human boy named Michel, whom he befriends. According to Variety, Sfar has likened the tone to a blend between Roger Corman horror and the “Peanuts” comic strip. Which is awesome. When I asked if it would be like his last graphic novel adaptation, The Rabbi’s Cat, he said, “that was made and released in France, and it’s a low budget, 2D animated movie, but Little Vampire will be big. Little Vampire will be the usual standard of animation. We’re finishing the script right now, and I expect it to be very funny.” Sfar will be writing and directing the film, breathing animated life into a bookbound character. No word yet on a possible release date or when the film will go into production.

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