Jan Kounen Directing Animated Feature WINDWALKERS

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Some very intriguing news here via excellent French animation blog Catsuka, who caught word of an upcoming animated feature to be directed by Jan Kounen. Titled Windwalkers the film is set in a world constantly buffeted by powerful winds, following a small band specially trained to find their source. If the official website is any indication the feature will be produced in English.

Imagine a world buffeted by winds whose force surpass our understanding. Imagine a group of men born to chase those winds until their final breath. Within the deafening noise of the wind, on the Lower Slopes, an elite group of twenty-three children were raised for the sole purpose of facing the ever blowing gusts, climbing up windwards for the rest of their lives. Their sole purpose ; to find the mysterious source of the wind in the Upper Reaches. There have been thirty-three attempts in eight hundred years, thirty three Hordes that have failed. My name is Sol, scribe. I speak to you today in the name of the thirty-fourth, and most probably the last...

Kounen - the director of Dobermann, Blueberry (aka Renegade) and 99 Francs - is quite simply one of the strongest visual directors in the world and the idea of him tackling animation, where the only limits on the visuals will be his imagination, is more than a little exciting.
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