Alec Baldwin Lends Voice to 'Boss Baby' for DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation hasn't really had a lot to brag about over the last few years, even with quality franchises like How to Train Your Dragon, they're still struggling to stay on top, and have had trouble pleasing their shareholders. But the animation studio is marching onward and they've just announced a new project called Boss Baby, slated for release by 20th Century Fox on March 18th, 2016. THR has the report on the new project with word that Alec Baldwin will voice a fast-talking briefcase-carrying baby who makes his seven-year old brother jealous in the film described as a fantastical comedy (obviously). Read on!
Here's a look at some concept art for DreamWorks Animation's Boss Baby from THR:
Could the new animation film be inspired by this sketch from "Saturday Night Live" last year?
That's likely not the case since animated films are in development and worked on for years before hitting theaters, and with under two years left before release, this one has probably been cooking for a little while. The story sees the older brother try to win back the sole affection of his parents by exposing a secret plot by the CEO of Puppy Co. (voiced by Kevin Spacey) that threatens to destroy the balance of love in the world. Somehow the executive baby brother is in the middle of it, and the two siblings must team up in order to stop the conspiracy, save their parents and the rest of the world.
Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind) will direct the film from producers Ramsey Naito (The Spongebob Squarepants Movie) and Denise Cascino (Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Megamind) and a script by Michael McCullers (Austin Powers). This project seems to have come out of nowhere, but with the two actors cast as voices so far, I'm at least intrigued. Baldwin's voice is legendary obviously, and Spacey hasn't done voicework in an animated film since A Bug's Life in 1998. I'm not entirely sold on the concept yet, but hopefully a trailer will change that down the road. Thoughts?