'Spice Girls' Movie in the Works as Paramount Unveils Animation Slate (Exclusive)
Hollywoodreporter.com - Wed 12 Jun 15:23 GMT

All five members of the iconic '90s group are on board as the studio reveals new release dates.

'Spice Girls' Movie in the Works as Paramount Unveils Animation Slate (Exclusive)

  All five members of the iconic '90s group are on board as the studio reveals new release dates.

  The studio, which boasts a mostly female senior staff, is in early development on a Spice Girls movie among a slate eyeing two releases a year, starting in 2020.

  Soria also reveals that Paramount Animation has inked a first-look deal with the joint venture between Imagine Entertainment and Sydney-based animation studio Animal Logic (Happy Feet), which already has two movies in development, one of which Imagine's Ron Howard plans to direct.

  The Tiger’s Apprentice is based on the best-selling book series by Lawrence Yep, with David Magee (Life of Pi) and Harry Cripps on board to write the screenplay; it follows a teenage Chinese American boy who learns that he is the guardian of the Chinese zodiac.

  Since she joined Paramount Animation in mid-2017, she's assembled a senior team made up primarily of women with a long history in animation, including exec vp Sandra Rabins; senior vp Katherine MacDonald; vp production and development Emily Nordwind; and creative exec Maya Kambe.