Perro Verde gets graphic

Production company to adapt 'Arrugas'

MADRID — Manuel Cristobal’s shingle Perro Verde is set to produce Paco Roca’s graphic novel “Arrugas” as a feature-length toon, one of the first forays into the genre in Spain.

Pic will be directed by animator and storyboard artist Ignacio Ferreras whose toon short, “How to Cope With Death,” won best first film at the 2003 Annecy Animation Festival.

Based in Galicia’s La Coruna and Madrid, Perro Verde will fully finance the EUR 2 million ($2.6 million) project, tapping central government and regional subsidies, plus TV money.

“Arrugas” will be written by Roca and Angel de la Cruz, one of Galicia’s best-known directors, whose 2001 debut feature “The Living Forest” brought down the flag on modern-day Galician feature animation.

Spanish thesp Jose Sacristan (“A Place in the World”) will voice the lead.

“Arrugas,” which turns on characters afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease and senile dementia, will be made in 2-D, said Cristobal. 

“2-D costs less to produce and positions the film as apt for international arthouse distribution,” Cristobal said.

The film marks another departure for Perro Verde, which co-produced “The Missing Lynx” with Antonio Banderas and produced the micro-budget toon pic “Going Nuts.”

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