MOVIEWEB.COM: The Inventor Poster & Trailer Tease Stop-Motion da Vinci Movie From Ratatouille Writer
August 9, 2023
Check out the new poster and trailer for the animated movie, The Inventor, starring Stephen Fry, Daisy Ridley, and Marion Cotillard.
Today's newly released poster and the previously released trailer for The Inventor teases what’s to come in this animated stop-motion tale of Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. Coming courtesy of Blue Fox Entertainment, The Inventor finds Da Vinci tackling the meaning of life with the help of French princess Marguerite de Nevarre.
As the synopsis details:
The Inventor tells the story of the insatiably curious and headstrong inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci (Stephen Fry) as he leaves Italy to join the French court where he can freely experiment, invent flying contraptions and incredible machines, and study the human body. Joined in his adventure by the audacious Princess Marguerite (Daisy Ridley), Leonardo attempts to uncover the answer to the ultimate question: “What is the meaning of life?"
This imaginative and family-friendly feature about the life of Leonardo da Vinci is written and directed by Oscar nominee Jim Capobianco, the screenwriter behind beloved Pixar outing Ratatouille, and is co-directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon with music composed by Alex Mandel, of Brave fame.
An all-star cast has also been amassed to provide the voices in The Inventor, including Stephen Fry (V for Vendetta, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as Leonardo da Vinci, Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Marguerite, Marion Cotillard (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) as Louise de Savoy, Gauthier Battoue (The Best of Us, Emily in Paris) as Francis I of France, and the hilarious Matt Berry (Toast of London, What We Do in the Shadows) as Pope Leo X.
The Inventor Tells the Story of a ‘True Superhero’
Director Jim Capobianco has revealed why he felt compelled to tell the story of da Vinci, and why it’s a project he has wanted to make for some time. “The Inventor was sparked by the idea that Leonardo da Vinci probably had bad days as well as good,” he said. The director continued:
“He banged his knee, jumped for joy, whispered softly, wept, got frustrated, and felt anger. He was human after all. I began to see him not as the sage as always depicted, or the other extreme — the scatterbrain who invents crazy contraptions — but as a real person struck with ideas beyond the technical, intellectual, and the societal capabilities of his time.”
Describing da Vinci as a “true superhero,” Capobianco adds, “Although Leonardo was probably the smartest guy in the room, he was likely also the loneliest. It was the Renaissance era. It was a time when it was widely believed metal could be turned into gold, the Earth was considered the center of the universe, and our planet was flat. Few people understood his ideas. It was from these musings that I created the animated short Leonardo in 2009, and years later, I still felt compelled to explore his world more deeply with The Inventor.”
Blue Fox Entertainment will be releasing The Inventor exclusively in theaters nationwide in on August 25, 2023.