THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS SPIVET is an upcoming family adventure film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie, A Very Long Engagement, The City of Lost Children, Micmacs), which marks his first English-language film since 1997’s Alien: Resurrection and his first 3D movie. The film will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released in IMAX theatres across France beginning Oct. 16.
Based on the best-selling novel “The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet” by Reif Larsen, the story follows a young amateur cartographer, the titular Spivet, who travels cross-country on a freight train to visit the Smithsonian Institute. The cast includes Helena Bonham-Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, Judy Davis, Kathy Bates and Jeunet regular Dominique Pinon with newcomer Kyle Catlett in the lead role.