Terry Gilliam is set to produced a retro sci-fi fantasy film set in the world of Steampunk called 1884. Tim Ollive is going to direct the film who has most worked on the visual effects for several films with Gilliam.
The movie will blend several different forms of story telling techniques such as puppetry, miniatures, CGI animation and period photography. The film is envisioned as a futuristic sci-fi tale set in the year 1884, but produced in the year 1848. There are a group of voice actors are attached to the project but they have not been unannounced yet. However, it will include members of the original the Monty Python team.
Variety reports that the film is "budgeted at 6 million ($8 million), Mounier said, 1884 imagines a film made in 1848 with steam power, narrating a tale of laughable imperialist derring-do and espionage set in a futuristic 1884, when Europe is at war, steam-powered cars fly in the sky and man has landed on the moon."
Ollive made a test foe the film in his bathroom, here's what he had to say in an interview, "The quality of the work is amazing: It's not slick and sleek CG work, such as studios in L.A. particularly produce. It looks crafted by an artisan, and the scale and design are spectacular."
This movie sounds like it's going to be pretty awesome, and I'm looking forward to seeing it get developed. What do you all think about what you know about