When DreamWorks first unveiled its kid-friendly animation B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, the all-new IP seemed to echo the comic tones of other genre pieces like Men In Black and Ghostbusters — particularly the latter, with Bill Murray himself on board to voice the film’s overarching big bad.
And while we’re a ways away from seeing any footage from the upcoming action comedy, we now know the style of DreamWorks’ latest project thanks to a pre-emptive marketing image courtesy of Amazon.
Going off of face value, the art style of B.O.O. is reminiscent of Nickelodeon’s Jimmy Neutron combined with a dollop of the studio’s other franchises, such as Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon.
Perhaps what’s most promising about B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations at this early stage is its eye-catching ensemble cast. Joining the aforementioned Bill Murray are Seth Rogen — who is rumoured to play the lead ghost, Jackson Moss — along with Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy for the supernatural romp.
The film also stars Rashida Jones, Matt Bomer and Jennifer Coolidge. Igor’s Tony Leondis is set to direct a script from Tom Wheeler — who previously worked with DreamWorks for Shrek-inspired spin-off, Puss in Boots. For more on the core premise, here’s the official synopsis.
The supernatural action comedy follows two bumbling apparitions who find themselves in an extraordinary after-life adventure when they join the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.) – the ghost world’s elite counter-haunting unit – and ultimately must face off against the planet’s greatest haunter.
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations is scheduled to creep into theaters on June 5th, 2015.
Source: Film Divider