Michael Chabon published The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay in 2000, and the next year it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The film version of the novel has been locked in “development hell” for a good decade now. (The producer Scott Rudin has a reputation for optioning high-profile novels and sitting on them for a long time; he also holds the film rights to Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections.) Anyway, somewhere in the development process, the director Jamie Caliri was asked to explore animation concepts, and here’s what he came up with: a fun intertwining of live action and animation.
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