Thomas the Tank Engine

(2014)

‘Thomas the Train Engine’ to Be Directed by Shane Acker

The long gestating Thomas the Tank Engine live-action adventure will be directed by 9's Shane Acker, with WETA Digital behind the effects.

The story will be set in the land of Sodor, an island inhabited by talking trains. The movie is based on the popular preschool toy line, but in bringing Thomas' adventures to life, Shane Acker hopes to broaden the appeal of this juggernaut franchise, and bring in children of all ages with a timeless story and classic characters.

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