In What Happens in Death of Me the first feature-length animated film by Pixar Animation Studios, Kevin Correale and Dante Basco star as a lethal couple who have an unbreakable bond. The film was directed by Henry Selick and screenplay by David Lowery. The story begins in 2020 with a small plane crash near San Francisco, killing three people including the plane's pilot. Years later, twin boys emerge from the woods with their terminally ill father, hoping to find him and comfort him while his body heals.
When the boys' father passes away, they travel to his estate to see him and comfort him, but before they can do anything, their father sends a shotgun blast through the roof of their house. Their grandmother then arrives, not knowing that her husband has died. Determined to catch their father and punish those responsible, she threatens to leave if they don't get help. However, having seen what she's been through, Kate hires a detective to help her solve the crime, which takes them to the site of the crime, a remote island called Turtle Island. There, they discover that the criminals were using a serum to turn the island into a sort of zombie-like Paradise, and Kate's father was the one who created it.
Meanwhile, back at the United States, Correale and Basco were hired by Universal Studios to voice the lead characters in what would become the second installment of the Harry Potter series, The Death of Harry Potter. While the movie didn't quite turn out the way they had planned, they are able to still look back on the experience with a degree of fondness. "I had the greatest time of my life working on that movie," says Correale. "There are so many great memories there, and it was such a unique experience, not like working on a big studio movie where there is a bunch of kids you have to deal with."
Now, he and his longtime pal Lowery have formed a company that will produce and online interactive movie based on the works of Correale and Basco. The first project will be an interactive children's game based on the Twilight Saga. The two have decided that there are five main characters they want to bring to life in the video game, and so far, they've already drawn two of them. The next character will be introduced in the next few weeks.
As for the plot of the game, it'll be much like the book, with the main characters traveling across London, searching for their feline friend, Death. "We started doing the concept art," says Correale. "The animation is all done. We just have to go over all the storyboards and storyboard before the game is done - it'll be really exciting to see how it turns out." Of course, the big question remains - when can we expect the game to come out?
"We're going to start promoting the first game soon, and then after that we'll start promoting the second game as well," says Correale. "So hopefully by the end of the summer we'll have the game launching, and from there, everything else should follow shortly afterward." Needless to say, if you're a die-hard Twilight fan, you will not miss this new video game! If you're still not a fan, it might be time to join the bunch!