MGM, Akiva Goldsman & Dan Brown Developing Animated Film Adaptation of Wild Symphony

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Academy Award® winning writer Akiva Goldsman are developing an animated feature film adaptation of the children’s picture book, WILD SYMPHONY, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Dan Brown and with illustrations by Susan Batori. For the first time ever, Brown will adapt his book for the big screen with Goldsman producing the project alongside Weed Road Pictures’ Greg Lessans. The animated feature — envisioned as a FANTASIA-esque musical experience, featuring music penned by Brown — follows the adventures of Maestro Mouse as he traverses the globe, recruiting an orchestra like no other. It is the first project to stem from
MGM’s first-look feature film production deal with Goldsman and his production company, Weed Road Pictures.

Said Goldsman, “I’m so excited to join up with my old friend Dan Brown and my older friend Mike Deluca and company to bring this marvelous book of Dan’s to the screen.”

Said Brown, “As a young child, I was absolutely enthralled by the film Fantasia and its magical fusion of animation and classical music. In many ways, my lifetime love of classical music began with film, and so I’m especially excited to be working with such talented partners to bring Wild Symphony to life in the form of an animated feature.”

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