Netflix has announced that it will be producing the CG animated feature film “Jacob and the Sea Beast” which is due to arrive in 2022. The script was written by Academy Award® winning filmmaker Chris Williams (“Moana”, “Big Hero 6”, “Bolt”) and will also be his directorial debut. The film tells the epic story of a charming seafarer who sails into uncharted waters and discovers an unlikely ally in a sea monster.
Jacob and the Sea Beast is the kind of story I’ve always wanted to take on. It’s a tale of high adventure where our hero leaves the known world and ventures out into uncharted waters. As it turns out, I’m doing the same thing. I’m grateful for the opportunities provided by my former creative home and am excited to leap into a new environment. I feel a great energy at Netflix, as amazingly talented artists from a wide variety of backgrounds are coming together to build something new.
– Chris Williams