The news comes out of the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, as ScreenDaily reports that Hamill and Schnapp have joined the voice cast of the animated feature, joining the previously announced Teilor Grubbs and Mark Dacascos (both Hawaii Five-O alumni), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World), and Kiefer O’Reilly (Howard Lovecraft).
UK-based SC Films is debuting a first teaser for the project in Cannes this week, while Viva Pictures has US rights and is planning to release the film in time for Halloween 2018(!).
The family adventure is set over the course of one Halloween evening on the islands of Hawaii. After releasing a mythical monster known as The Pineapplehead upon the islands, a group of three young friends must use local legends to restore peace to their home.
The official synopsis: In the vein of The Goonies, E.T., and Jurassic Park, Hallowaiian: Adventure Hawaii follows three kids who must put their differences aside to save the island from a monster thought only to live in legends. Kai, Leilani, Eddie, and the Menehune, Hawaii’s mischievous creatures, must band together to stop the monster they have mistakenly awoken. Facing great dangers along the way, the kids realize the true meaning of courage, friendship and tradition.
The film is being directed by Sean Patrick O’Reilly at Arcana Studios, whose previous credits include Pixies and Howard Lovecraft, from a screenplay was written by David Swift, Scott Owen, and Steven Meier. Producers are Fresh Baked Films’ Erick Dickens and Scoutabout Entertainment’s Page Feldman. SC Films’ Simon Crowe is executive producing with Matt Joynes and Chad Donvito.
Executive Producer Simon Crowe tells ScreenDaily: “This is a really entertaining project set in the beautiful islands of Hawaii. It’s an action adventure experience for the whole family”.
You can view an early teaser poster and a still of some of the main characters below.
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