[Movies] Chris Williams To Co-Direct Big Hero 6 Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.31.2013
Two directors on board...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Williams will co-direct Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 along with Don Hall. Ron Conli has also signed up as a producer.
Williams previously co-directed and co-wrote 2008's Bolt, which earned him an Oscar nomination. He has also written Mulan, The Emperor's New Groove and Brother Bear. He also provided the voice of Oaken in Frozen. Conli previously produced 2010's Tangled ($588.8 million worldwide) and 2002's Treasure Planet. Hall previously directed 2011's Winnie The Pooh and wrote the script for Meet the Robinsons.
Big Hero 6 will be released on November 7, 2014. It was previewed as Disney's D23 Expo last summer. Kristina Reed was set to produce at the time. It's a 3D CG feature inspired by the Marvel comic of the same name, the first project of its kind since Disney acquired the brand.
Here's a synopsis: The action comedy adventure follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who must save the city of San Francisco from a criminal plot with the help of a robot, Baymax; and Gogo, Honey Lemon, sushi chef Wasabi and fanboy Fred.