Weinstein, Exodus call 'Seals' to duty


NEW YORK -- The first CG-animated film in the Weinstein Co. and Exodus Film Group's multi-picture, co-production pact will be the aquatic family comedy, "Navy Seals."

In a story concept developed at Exodus and based on true Marine heroes, an elite group of U.S. Navy dolphins are captured. Their one chance at freedom depends on the help of a group of misfit seals.

The comedy-filled adventure is set to be scripted by Justin Eick. Exodus CEO John D. Eraklis will produce the feature and president Max Howard will executive produce. TWC production exec Eric Robinson is overseeing the project on behalf of his studio.

The TWC/Exodus pact, unveiled in May, has its roots in TWC's 2006 acquisition of worldwide distribution rights to Exodus' first CG-animated film "Igor." Under the new pact, TWC and Exodus will develop, produce and finance animated features, DVDs and TV series, which TWC will distribute.