Smurfs reboot director Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet) has launched an official production blog for this brand new all-animated computer generated adventure from Sony Pictures. To check out the blog:
The Blue Print will chronicle his journey directing the animated comedy, feature guest contributors and offer exclusive glimpses at the making of film. First up is a piece of concept art teasing the new look at Smurf Village, which is very close to Peyo 's original creation.
" Nothing thrills me more than having the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of launching The Blue Print, my official Director's Blog for the as yet Untitled Smurfs Movie (Keep checking, you'll be among the first to know when the perfect new title is chosen).
Equally exciting to me is the fact that this all new fully animated Smurfs project will have a completely different look than most any other previous version of the world famous franchise and, while I can't yet show you all of the fantastic artwork that has been produced so far, I will share a tiny sneak peek. Here's an early background concept painting for Smurf Village, beautifully rendered by the very gifted Sean Eckols, who is one of our primary environmental design artists.
Again, all such conceptual art as this will be further interpreted in rich, realistic computer-generated imagery. So, this first blog entry is just the beginning. I'll be keeping you updated as much as possible - and I'll regularly invite other members of the artistic team to pitch in as well. This is going to be fun, fun, fun...just like the all-new Smurfs adventure on which we now happily embark!"