Luck
Luck (2022) poster.png
Promotional release poster
Directed byPeggy Holmes
Written by
Produced by
Starring
Edited byWilliam J. Caparella
Music by
Production
companies
Distributed byApple TV+
Release date
  • August 5, 2022 (2022-08-05)
Countries
  • Spain
  • United States
LanguageEnglish

Luck is an upcoming computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Peggy Holmes and written by Kiel Murray.[3] Produced by Skydance Animation and Skydance Animation Madrid, the film stars Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, Colin O'Donoghue, and John Ratzenberger.

Luck is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2022, by Apple TV+.

Premise

When an unlucky girl stumbles upon the never-before-seen world of good and bad luck, she teams up with magical creatures to uncover a force more powerful than even luck itself.[4]

Cast

Production

Development

In July 2017, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media formed a multi-year partnership with Ilion Animation Studios, announcing its first animated feature film Luck, with a release date of March 19, 2021.[7] Alessandro Carloni signed on to direct the film, from a script by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.[8][9] Skydance Animation hired former Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios CCO John Lasseter in late January 2019, as Head of Animation.[10][11] Following Lasseter's hiring, then-chief of Paramount Animation Mirielle Soria announced that Paramount will no longer work with Skydance Animation.[12] Apple Original Films would replace Paramount as a production company on the film, with Apple TV+ distributing.[13] On January 14, 2020, Carloni was replaced by Peggy Holmes, who had previously directed Secret of the Wings (2012) and The Pirate Fairy (2014) for Lasseter, as the film's director.[14] Kiel Murray, screenwriter for Cars (2006) and Cars 3 (2017), was also hired to rewrite the screenplay.[15][1]

Casting

In April 2019, Emma Thompson was hired to voice a character in the film, but left the project after Lasseter was hired.[16] In February 2021, Jane Fonda was cast as The Dragon,[1] and in June, Whoopi Goldberg was cast as The Captain.[6]

Animation

Portions of production were done remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

Music

Tanya Donelly and Mt. Joy were originally attached to compose the score for the film,[2] while William J. Caparella served as lead editor.[17][better source needed] However, on November 15, 2021, it was announced that composer John Debney will be replacing them as composer, while Donelly and Mt. Joy will create the songs for Luck.[2]

Marketing

First-look footage for the film will be unveiled at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.[18]

Release

Luck is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2022 by Apple TV+ in the United States.[5] The film was originally set to be released on March 19, 2021, but was delayed to February 18, 2022[19][20] before its current release date.[7][21] On May 8, 2020, Skydance Animation president Holly Edwards revealed that the rough cut would have test screenings late in the summer of 2020.[4] On December 16, 2020, Apple TV+ secured the distribution rights to the films Luck and Spellbound.[19][22]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Donnelly, Matt (February 17, 2021). "Jane Fonda to Voice Key Role in Apple/Skydance Film 'Luck'". Variety. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "John Debney Scoring Skydance Animation's 'Luck'". Film Music Reporter. Film Music Reporter. November 15, 2021. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Goldsmith, Jill (April 6, 2020). "Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit Of Madrid-Based Ilion Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 8, 2020). "How Animated Pics Like 'Tom & Jerry', 'SpongeBob Movie', 'Sing 2', Skydance's 'Luck' & More Are Working Through The COVID-19 Crisis". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Archived from the original on May 13, 2020. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Giardina, Carolyn (January 26, 2022). "Skydance, Apple Push Back 'Luck' to August, Set Additional Voice Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Giardina, Carolyn (June 10, 2021). "Whoopi Goldberg to Voice A Lead Role in Animated 'Luck'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  7. ^ a b McNary, Dave (October 10, 2017). "Skydance Hires Bill Damaschke for Animation-Family Entertainment Post". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  8. ^ Busch, Anita (February 22, 2018). "Skydance Media Taps 'Tangled's Nathan Greno In Multiyear Deal, Will Direct 'Powerless'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (July 19, 2017). "Skydance Taps Directors for Two Animation Movies (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Lang, Brent (January 9, 2019). "Ousted Pixar Chief John Lasseter Hired by Skydance Animation". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Donnelly, Matt (February 14, 2019). "Skydance Animation Names Holly Edwards President Under John Lasseter". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  12. ^ Giardina, Carolyn; Giardina, Carolyn (January 14, 2019). "Paramount Animation Chief Says Her Team Won't Be Working With John Lasseter at Skydance". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  13. ^ Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (May 13, 2022). "'Luck' Teaser Trailer: Skydance Animation's Debut Pic To Bow On Apple In August". Deadline. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  14. ^ Donnelly, Matt (January 15, 2020). "John Lasseter's Skydance Animation Names Peggy Holmes New Director of 'Luck'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  15. ^ Welk, Brian (February 17, 2021). "See First Look at 'Luck' and 'Spellbound' as Apple and Skydance Animation Close Multiyear Deal (Photos)". TheWrap. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  16. ^ "Emma Thompson explains her John Lasseter letter". Southern California Public Radio. April 12, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  17. ^ Caparella, William J. "William J. Caparella Lead Editor at Skydance Animation". Linkedin. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  18. ^ Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (May 13, 2022). "'Luck' Teaser Trailer: Skydance Animation's Debut Pic To Bow On Apple In August". Deadline. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  19. ^ a b Donnelly, Matt; Lang, Brent (December 16, 2020). "Skydance Animation in Talks to Move 'Luck,' 'Spellbound' to Apple (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  20. ^ McNary, Dave (July 20, 2020). "Skydance Animation's 'Luck', 'Spellbound' Scheduled for 2022 Release". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  21. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 20, 2020). "Paramount Dates Skydance's 'Spellbound' & 'Luck' For 2022". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on January 30, 2021. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  22. ^ Donnelly, Matt (February 17, 2021). "Apple and Skydance Animation Formally Announce Multi-Year Partnership". Variety. Retrieved February 17, 2021.