Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, The Dark Knight, Youth), and Emmy nominated Matthew Goode (Netflix’s The Crown, The Imitation Game, The Good Wife, PBS’ Downton Abbey) join BAFTA nominated comedian Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Despicable Me) and SAG nominated actress Paula Patton (Warcraft: The Beginning, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Precious) in the family action adventure film Four Kids And It, directed by BAFTA Award nominee Andy De Emmony (Channel 4’s Father Ted, West Is West).
Four Kids and It is the fun, family action adventure story of four children who are horrified to learn that their beach holiday is in fact a bonding trip with their potential future step siblings engineered by new couple Alice (Paula Patton) and David (Matthew Goode). During an argument, they accidentally find a Psammead, a magical, sandy, grumpy creature called IT (voiced by Michael Caine) who can grant them one wish a day – only to see the wish cancelled as soon as the sun sets. The kids must learn to work together and choose their wishes wisely after an evil villain (Russell Brand) makes it his mission to steal the Psammead for himself.
The mythical IT, voiced by Michael Caine, is designed by acclaimed creature creators Brian and Wendy Froud. Brian is the conceptual character designer for Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth and Wendy is the original creator of Star Wars’ Yoda. The digitally created Psammead used in the film is being built by creature effects company MILK – the company behind the Oscar winning visual effects in Ex Machina.
Director: Andy De Emmony
Writer: Simon Lewis, additional writing by Mark Oswin, adapted from the novel ‘Four Children and It’ by Jacqueline Wilson
Producers: Julie Baines, Anne Brogan
Co-Producers: Paul Donovan, Jonathan Taylor
Executive Producers: Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp, Tannaz Anisi, Geraldine East, Greg Schenz
13 Films Presents In Association with T&B Media Global, a Dan Films/Kindle Entertainment Production In Association with Deadpan Pictures.
Full credits can be found on the film’s IMDB page. Screening news coming soon, watch this space and follow Deadpan Pictures’ social media for updates.