The Works UK Distribution has taken all UK rights to Mee Shee: The Water Giant from ContentFilm. The $27m family film is directed by John Henderson for the Jim Henson Creature Shop.

The story follows a young boy's relationship with a sea monster. It will be released this summer.

As previously reported, The Works has also taken rights to Steve Buscemi's Interview and crocodile thriller Black Water.

In other news, The Works Media Group has appointed Costa Theo to its board as non-executive director. Theo is chief executive of film production and financing company Milcoz Films, which has made an equity investment in The Works.

Mick Southworth, managing director of The Works UK Distribution, said: 'Mee Shee is a wonderful film for the family audience this summer. We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with ContentFilm and look forward to our new relationships with Milcoz Films and Costa Theo.'