Orphans Molly and Beth are trying to keep their mother’s conservation park going. It’s not doing so well, but then by chance they are gifted two pandas by the Prime Minister. Things are looking up, but, the day before the Prime Minster is due to visit, the pandas are kidnapped by the dastardly Dr Hinks! The girls must hide the truth from the media and the political establishment and, with the help of their friends Jay and Phyllis, get the pandas back or see their mother’s life work closed, and Molly taken into care.
Pandamania is a family, live-action comedy movie which sits precisely within the “family film” sector which in 2016 recorded 8 of the top 20 grossing US films.
FOS is working with producers Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding. Quella and Wooding are the Producers credited with reviving the Street Fighter videogame as a live-action movie franchise with Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist and Street Fighter: Resurrection. Jacqueline has produced over 20 feature films, including the Oscar nominated Don’t Tell and the Chevy Chase family movie Goose!. Mark’s recent projects include the award winning Out of Innocence starring Alun Armstrong and Fiona Shaw.
FOS is developing the proposal with the producers and aims to move to script option early in 2018.