Next summer the Italian Riviera will be the setting of the new animation directed by Enrico Casarosa

“Meet “Luca.” Directed by Enrico Casarosa & produced by Andrea Warren. Our all-new film will introduce a boy named Luca as he experiences an unforgettable summer in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera. “Luca” opens in theaters summer 2021.”

With this tweet, Pixar Animation Studios announced its next original animated movie that will arrive in US cinemas on June 18, 2021. Oscar nominee Enrico Casarosa will direct it. The director, born in Genoa, previously directed the short film “La Luna” (2012). He is also known for his work on “The Incredibles 2” (2018), “Robots” (2005), and “Up” (2009).
The title, “Luca”, is the name of the protagonist who lives in a fabulous city on the Italian Riviera.

In this coming-of-age story, the boy enjoys a typical Italian summer: Vespa rides, ice cream, love, and above all friendship.

But something happens and the quiet holiday turns into an unforgettable summer adventure with his newfound best friend. However, a dark secret about his true identity threatens their bond. Luca is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface

“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,” Casarosa said in a statement. “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.”

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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