EXCLUSIVE: DeVon Franklin, the producer behind faith-based films like Miracles from Heaven, The Star, and the forthcoming Breakthrough, has teamed with Fox Family for a live-action/ CGI musical twist on the story of the Garden of Eden, the biblical paradise introduced in the book of Genesis. The Garden will follow how the first animals and people discover the meaning of friendship, community, and unity in a world that is completely new.
The film is based on a pitch by Michael Weiss and Greg Ostrin.
“Most of us know a version of the story of the Garden of Eden, but never before has this story been told in such a unique way and it’s the first time we have the technology to see this story come to life like never before,” said Franklin, who holds an overall deal at Fox via his Franklin Entertainment shingle along with film and television producer Karen A. Hamilton.
Zahra Phillips is supervising the project for Franklin Entertainment, while Vanessa Morrison and Nate Hopper are overseeing production on the studio’s behalf.
Franklin, who also is a preacher, author, and motivational speaker, is repped by Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, and WME.
Weiss and Ostrin are both repped by Avenue 220, Original Artists, and Hung Entertainment Group. The due wrote the pilot for Zombie VS. Gladiators for Amazon Studios as well as the hybrid family film Hip Hop for Sony Pictures Animation.