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Le réalisateur de « Rio » et « L’Âge de Glace » adaptera la première série d’Armand Baltazar au cinéma

Mise à jour du 18 mars 2016 : droits cédés aux Bayard Jeunesse

Armand Baltazar, déjà artiste pour Pixar, est l’auteur de TIMELESS, une nouvelle triologie série middle-grade qui paraîtrat chez HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen à l’automne 2017.

La Fox en a acquis les droits audiovisuels, et Ridley Scott figure parmi les producteurs! Le film sera réalisé par Carlos Saldanha (« L’Âge de Glace » et « Rio »), comme annoncé sur The Hollywood Reporter.

A major new illustrated Middle Grade series by a former art director at Pixar Animation, with film rights sold to Fox

TIMELESS:
Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (#1)
by Armand Baltazar
Katherine Tegen Books, Fall 2017

The world did not end. At least not permanently.

The Time Collision came from beyond the stars, a cosmic event that fractured time and space, tearing apart the earth and reshaping it into something entirely new. This is the world Diego Ribera was born into. The past, present, and future coexisting together.

Timeless.

In New Chicago, Diego’s middle school hallways buzz with kids from all eras of history and from cultures all over the world. The pieces do not always fit together neatly, but this is the world he loves. There are those, however, who do not share his affection.

On his thirteenth birthday, Diego learns of a special gift he has within, a secret that is part of something much bigger-something he cannot understand. When his father, New Chicago’s top engineer, is taken by the Aeternum, Diego must rescue him and prevent this evil group from disrupting the fragile piece humanity has forged.

With stunning illustrations, Armand Baltazar delivers an epic and imaginative new series, a cinematic tour de force about a boy and his friends embarking on a journey to save their world, and about the unshakeable bond of family.

Armand Baltazar was born on Chicago’s North Side, not far from the famed Wrigley Field. After attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Armand began a visual storytelling career in feature animation as a background artist, visual development artist, and art director for DreamWorks Studios, Walt Disney, and Pixar Animation. He currently resides in Northern California with his family, creating the art and stories for the epic adventure series Timeless.