Pixar announced its next full length original film, Luca. Luca is a coming of age film set in Italy with a planned release for next summer.
Enrico Casarosa will direct the film and in a statement has said, “this is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in ‘Luca.’ So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.”
In the film, Luca shares adventures with a new friend, but has a dark secret about his true identity, which threatens the bond they share. Luca is hiding the fact that he is a sea monster from a world just below the water’s surface.
Luca is scheduled for a June 18, 2021 release date.