Mike Markowitz made it big on the writing front last year with the ridiculously funny Horrible Bosses and after a long career of writing various TV shows, Markowitz is joining the animated realm of cinema, as Deadline reports he has been hired to write the second animated feature for Tradition Studios.
Brad Lewis (Cars 2), the former Pixar PDI/Dreamworks filmmaker-producer-actor, has been set to direct the feature, which is being kept under wraps while being in development at the studio’s San Francisco facility. However, we do know that this project will be the follow-up to the company’s first animated feature, The Legend of Tembo, which was directed by Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams and penned by William Schneider.
Lewis most recently directed the underwhelming Cars 2, and he also produced Pixar’s Ratatouille and Dreamworks’ Antz. With their past work taken into account, I think that Markowitz and Lewis will make a good team for an animated feature. As we all may have realized, Markowitz will have to tone down the raunchy humor we saw in Horrible Bosses, but that shouldn’t be a problem for the vet.
Are you interested in seeing a Markowitz and Lewis animated collaboration?
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