In today's Guardian , Akram Khan gives us his thoughts on what he would do "if he had the money" and the dreams Mr Khan has are somewhat disturbing to say the least.
Quote; "I would spend the money to bring artists from different genres together, artists who you wouldn't expect to work together - maybe a painter, a sculptor, a writer and a film director. I'd put them all together to see if they could make a film. I'd have Quentin Tarantino as the director, and, as a complete contrast, directors Kar Wai Wong and Alan Plater, and maybe Tina Bausch to choreograph it. I'd like the story to be about a dancer. I'd ask Arundhati Roy to write the script and artist Rachel Whiteread to design the set. I would also get a graphic artist, maybe someone involved in The Incredibles. Then I'd put them all in a studio and see what happens.
The only stipulation I would give is that children must play the adult roles and vice versa - it would be fun to reverse everything."
So Mr Khan want's to make an ultra violent, Bugsy Malone/Big hybrid of computer animation and live action with choreography by Pina Bausch's estranged, autistic savant sister (Tina Bausch) who was sent away to New Zealand as a young child to be raised by a pack of rabid Kiwi's who taught her the fine art of dance, which many think was the tipping point in them becoming almost extinct!
We are also certain that if an animator from Pixar was locked up in a studio with that lot for 6 months then he/she would almost certainly 'Go Postal' and save us the nightmare of having to watch this film.
So we say, go for it, and the Pixar animator, lock and load!