According to a description on Pixar’s official Twitter account, the studio’s upcoming film, “Elio,” will tell the story of “[a] boy who finds himself transported across the galaxy and mistaken for the intergalactic Ambassador for our planet Earth.” The film will be directed by Adrian Molina, who was a co-director on Pixar’s 2017 Oscar winner “Coco” and has worked on several other Pixar movies throughout the years in varying capacities. Mary Alice Drumm will be producing, having also worked on “Coco” as a producer, along with films such as “Brave” and “The Good Dinosaur.”
So far, only Yonas Kibreab as Elio and America Ferrera as Olga have been announced as cast members. “Olga is super-confident, smart and can hold her own in any situation,” Ferrera said while presenting at D23. “She’s a character who speaks to me in so many ways as a mother. And of course, with my advanced mathematical degree, I can finally put it to use. Don’t Google it.” Animation fans might recognize Ferrera for voicing another fiery female character — Astrid from DreamWorks’ “How To Train your Dragon” franchise.
It certainly seems that we’re in for another round of Pixar’s heart-tugging magic once again as “Elio” seems to blend touching emotion with plenty of sci-fi fun. “Elio” is expected to hit theaters in spring 2024.