Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wreck-It Ralph Movie

Disney has announced a new title and also revealed more details regarding the upcoming animated movie. The film, previously titled Reboot Ralph, is now titled Wreck_It Ralph. Director Rich Moore (The Simpsons, Futurama) will helm the project. The voice cast includes John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch.

And we also have an official plot synopsis of Wreck-It Ralph:

"Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan—win a medal—but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), a young trouble-making 'glitch' from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it's 'Game Over' for the entire arcade?"

This may kind of sounds like Megamind, but since the overall setting is quite different I guess there's no reason to worry: the movie Wreck-It Ralph will have its own originality.

A few words from Director Rich Moore about Wreck-It Ralph:

I love the idea of a very simple 8-bit video game character struggling with the complex question: "isn't there more to life than the role I've been assigned?" In his quest for the answer, we journey with our hero through three visually distinct video game worlds. It's unlike anything anyone's seen before, and I'm thrilled to be to creating it here at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Director Rich Moore

Here's a first official logo of Wreck-It Ralph:

The film is still scheduled for a release in November 2012.