Disney has unveiled plans for its first movie inspired by a Marvel comic.
‘Big Hero 6’,based on Steven T Seagle and Duncan Rouleau’s Tokyo-set comic series from 1998,will be directed by Winnie the Pooh’s Don Hall for release in 2014.
The film will revolve around a team of state-sanctioned superheroes in the city of San Fransokyo. Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his robot sidekick BayMax will be the film’s central characters,reported Digital Spy.
Hall said that getting to make Big Hero 6 is “geek wish fulfilment”.
“I was looking for something on the obscure side,something that would mesh well with what we do. The idea of a kid and a robot story with a strong brother element,it’s very Disney.
“Marvel properties take place in the real world. We were looking for something to do where we could make our own world – bring in the Japanese influences,have recognisable landmarks mashed up with a Japanese aesthetic,” he added.
Disney Animation is producing ‘Big Hero 6’,with Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada involved in the project.