Pixar has shared an exclusive first look at its upcoming, animated studio’s feature movie, Luca.
#Luca director Enrico Casarosa tells Empire about the real-life inspiration behind #Pixar's new Italian-set mythical coming-of-age story. Read more and see an exclusive first look image: https://t.co/qKLVTVfnzo pic.twitter.com/jwYxV0iEvt
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Luca follows the protagonist and his friend Alberto, two young Italians who are actually sea creatures that appear human on dry land. The film is directed by Enrico Casarosa and has been described as a ‘mythical coming-of-age story’.
The movie will see Luca and Alberto making the most of their human legs on the Italian coast, whilst befriending a human girl. Luca will also pay homage to Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini and Spirited Away creator, Hayao Miyazaki, and was influenced by Casarosa’s personal childhood.
Casarosa shared, ‘This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in Luca.’
‘So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.’, he continued.
Luca will follow a string of Pixar movies that have dropped on Disney+ earlier than expected, like Soul, which skipped the cinemas and Onward, but only time will tell if Luca follows the same fate.