Nerd Corps Entertainment has recently announced a new partnership deal with Beijing’s Ciwen Media Group over the rights to manage their animated action adventure property Slugterra in China, which will cover merchandise, consumer products, TV rights, and non-exclusive digital media.
The partnership will also bring about new co-developed content for the property starting next year, which will include a 90-minute feature slated for theatrical release in China, with deals currently under discussion for North America and worldwide releases.
Slugterra focuses on the adventures of the young boy named Eli Shane and his friends as they try to explore and protect the world of Slugterra, which is home to various magical transforming “slugs.” They use these magical creatures in order to duel with the forces of evil and prevent them from getting their hands on other powerful slugs. The planned feature will introduce a new hero to the story. A second film set for late summer 2014 and joins the recently announced 44-minute TV special Ghoul from Beyond, set for spring 2014.