You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Instant Karma’ comes to Sony animation

Hernandez attached to write screenplay

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to develop live action-CGI hybrid “Instant Karma,” with Paul Hernandez attached to pen the script.

“Instant Karma,” which belonged to New Line Cinema since 2003, is a production of visual f/x shop Digital Domain and marks the company’s second producing credit after 2003’s “Secondhand Lions.”

When New Line was developing “Karma,” the project had attached a voice cast that included Pierce Brosnan, Mira Sorvino, David Alan Grier and Eartha Kitt.

“Karma” tells the story of a New Orleans safecracker, who dies and is reincarnated as a series of different animals, moving his way up the food chain.

Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, scribes of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” will produce the pic.

Sony Animation recently nabbed remake rights to Janet Foxley’s kid book “Muncle Trogg,” and will next release live action-animation hybrid “The Smurfs” on July 29, followed by a slate of toons, including “Hotel Transylvania” and “Arthur Christmas.”

More Film

  • Mel Gibson

    Mel Gibson Loses Bid to Block Release of 'Professor and the Madman'

    Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to develop live action-CGI hybrid “Instant Karma,” with Paul Hernandez attached to pen the script. “Instant Karma,” which belonged to New Line Cinema since 2003, is a production of visual f/x shop Digital Domain and marks the company’s second producing credit after 2003’s “Secondhand Lions.” When New Line was […]

  • Mary J. Blige

    Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror-Thriller 'Body Cam' for Paramount

    Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to develop live action-CGI hybrid “Instant Karma,” with Paul Hernandez attached to pen the script. “Instant Karma,” which belonged to New Line Cinema since 2003, is a production of visual f/x shop Digital Domain and marks the company’s second producing credit after 2003’s “Secondhand Lions.” When New Line was […]

  • Movie Theater

    The MoviePass Effect Is Here to Stay -- Even if MoviePass Isn't

    Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to develop live action-CGI hybrid “Instant Karma,” with Paul Hernandez attached to pen the script. “Instant Karma,” which belonged to New Line Cinema since 2003, is a production of visual f/x shop Digital Domain and marks the company’s second producing credit after 2003’s “Secondhand Lions.” When New Line was […]

  • George Clooney

    George Clooney in Negotiations to Direct Science-Fiction Thriller 'Echo'

    Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to develop live action-CGI hybrid “Instant Karma,” with Paul Hernandez attached to pen the script. “Instant Karma,” which belonged to New Line Cinema since 2003, is a production of visual f/x shop Digital Domain and marks the company’s second producing credit after 2003’s “Secondhand Lions.” When New Line was […]

  • Richard Greenberg Dead: Title Designer Was

    Richard Greenberg, Title Designer of 'Superman' and 'The Matrix,' Dies at 71

    Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to develop live action-CGI hybrid “Instant Karma,” with Paul Hernandez attached to pen the script. “Instant Karma,” which belonged to New Line Cinema since 2003, is a production of visual f/x shop Digital Domain and marks the company’s second producing credit after 2003’s “Secondhand Lions.” When New Line was […]

  • Set del film "Loro" di Paolo

    Film Review: 'Loro 2'

    Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to develop live action-CGI hybrid “Instant Karma,” with Paul Hernandez attached to pen the script. “Instant Karma,” which belonged to New Line Cinema since 2003, is a production of visual f/x shop Digital Domain and marks the company’s second producing credit after 2003’s “Secondhand Lions.” When New Line was […]

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot

    Paramount Developing Third 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Movie

    Sony Pictures Animation has acquired rights to develop live action-CGI hybrid “Instant Karma,” with Paul Hernandez attached to pen the script. “Instant Karma,” which belonged to New Line Cinema since 2003, is a production of visual f/x shop Digital Domain and marks the company’s second producing credit after 2003’s “Secondhand Lions.” When New Line was […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content