TF1 Intl. has taken worldwide sales rights. Gebeka Films will distribute in France.
“Demons” is co-produced by Vincent Roget and Francois Cornuau at Same Player, China’s Fundamental, Belgium’s Scope Pictures and Luxembourg’s Bidibul Prods. It’s one of the first projects to benefit from the French-Chinese co-production treaty.
Set in 12th century China, “Demons” turns on a 10-year-old prince who teams with outlaws to fight the armies of a tyrannical emperor.
The €9.2 million ($11.6 million) toon is co-penned by Morelli and Jean Pecheux. Morelli will lense the martial arts scenes in China this fall and convert them into animation.
Morelli previously helmed Locarno-preeming “Corto Maltese,” an animated feature based on Hugo Pratt’s popular comicbook.
“Demons” will be delivered in summer 2014.