Although his directorial debut Maleficent is still in production, director Robert Stromberg has set up a new company dubbed Hydra, where he has committed to make Safari.
Although no specific story details were given, Safari is said to be, "a large-scale adventure pic in the vein of Jurassic Park and Avatar." The company is also developing The Otherworldly Adventures of Tyler Washburn, an adaptation of the children's book written and illustrated by another Hydra partner, production designer Dylan Cole.
Robert Stromberg, Dylan Cole, and storyboard artist Mark Moretti make up the three heads of Hydra, partnering with pre-vis company Third Floor. They hope to build an alternative to the studio development process, a place where filmmakers can get their live action or CGI projects off the ground. Here's what Robert Stromberg had to say about his new endeavor.
"Now that I'm doing my own films and seeing what it takes to get something off the ground, I can tell you Hydra is an exciting next step for anybody who has an idea. With projects that have been sitting around a long time at a studio, it could rejuvenate those that would be potentially never be made."
No production schedule was given for Safari or The Otherworldly Adventures of Tyler Washburn.