Perfect Circle has signed a two picture deal with Seth Kearsley, that includes Heaven Sent based on the graphic novel series by Ben Dunn.
The title is one of five animated features Perfect Circle is lining up. The company's stop-motion feature Edison And Leo, which premiered at Toronto, is being shopped by Shoreline at Berlin.
Dunn, considered one of the best manga artists in the US, signed a two picture-deal with Perfect Circle that will also see an adaptation of his series Warrior Nun Areala, which envisions a world where heaven and hell are as real as the earth itself and a bride of Christ is the leader of a Vatican-backed secret society of warriors.
Edison And Leo director Neil Burns will direct two more stop-motion features. First will be a comic adaptation of Robert Louis Stephenson's classic Treasure Island entitled Cheddar Island in which the principal characters are rodents. The second film will be Home Game, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by award-winning Canadian author Paul Quarrington. It's the story of Manichean conflict that will be decided the old fashioned way, through a baseball game.
The first film up in the slate is Ann Marie Fleming's Ming Rose: Slammer. Set for traditional animation, the film is scheduled to go into production in May 2009. It tells the story of a young poet who travels to a foreign land and discovers something very familiar.