Through the past few years, ImageMovers Digital has come forth with a number of animated hits, each in the motion-capture style: The Polar Express, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, and the upcoming Mars Needs Moms are just a few pieces of the overall puzzle. Despite ImageMovers running into a bit of recent financial trouble, the studio remains in the headlines, with new plans for new animated greatness. Potentially next up to bat: Robert Zemeckis and Disney are hoping to work together on the big screen treatment for a brand new Scholastic novel, Dark Life. Together with the Gotham Group, the hope is to make the story into a futuristic underwater adventure film. Once all the economic dust settles, we’ll get a better picture of the film’s potential future. So until then, we’ll remain a bit… under water.
Earthquakes shattered the continents, toppling entire regions into the rising water. Now, humans live packed into stack cities. The only ones with any space of their own are those who live on the ocean floor, the Dark Life. Ty has spent his whole life living deep undersea, helping his family farm the ocean floor. But when outlaws attack his homestead, Ty finds himself in a fight to save the only home he has ever known. Joined by Gemma, a girl from the Topside who has come subsea to look for her brother, Ty ventures into the frontier’s rough underworld and discovers some dark secrets to Dark Life . . . secrets that threaten to destroy everything.
In Dark Life, Kat Falls has created a breathtaking world where the deep can be dangerous, the darkness can be deadly, and sometimes it takes extraordinary power to survive.