A dystopian sci-fi project from a former Pixar employee has landed at Peacock with UCP and Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door producing. The streamer is adapting Skywatch, based on a short film written and directed by ex-Pixar artist Colin Levy, into a series after landing the rights in a competitive situation. Skywatch started out as a ten-minute short film, which featured a brief appearance from Jude Law and was six years in the making with some Kickstarter contributions. It tells the story of an outcast teen, who hacks into a ubiquitous drone delivery system to pull a prank on his school bully, he accidentally crashes a dangerous prototype – and finds himself entangled in a life-and-death conspiracy. You can watch the film below. Related Story ‘Joe Exotic’ Starring Kate McKinnon Gets Cross-Platform Series Order By NBCU’s NBC, Peacock & USA Levy, who has worked on films including Inside Out and Finding Dory, and his fellow Pixar colleague Mike Sundy co-wrote a feature script based on the short film and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Peacock have commissioned the pair to adapt this for television. Levy, who will also direct, and Sundy will exec produce alongside Seth MacFarlane and… Read full this story
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