Kelly Asbury is in negotiations to direct Kazom & The Unicorn for Sony Pictures Animation. Asbury co-wrote and directed 2011 Gnomeo and Juliet for Disney and co-directed Shrek 2 in 2004. ...
Kelly has been in the animation business a long time. That he was able to take an orphaned project like G and J speaks well of his many talents and ability to get the job done. We wish him the best on his prospective SPA project..
Meantime, animation has pretty much wrapped on Sony Picture Animation's Hotel Transylvania in Culver City, though we're told that back-end departments continue on in Vancouver, B.C., where Sony has shifted a lot of work due to hefty tax rebates.
HT hits screens later this year.