The BFI London Film Festival hosted the world premiere screening of 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” earlier today.
The special screening took place at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and was attended by Kylie Cantrall, Liam Payne, and filmmakers Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine, Octavio E. Rodriguez, Peter Baynham, Julie Lockhart, and Elisabeth Murdoch.
20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler, and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
Here are some photos from the London Premiere:
“Ron’s Gone Wrong” features the voices of Zach Galifianakis (“A Wrinkle in Time”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Shazam!”), Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Ed Helms (“The Office”), Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2“), Kylie Cantrall (“Gabby Duran and the Unsittables”), Ricardo Hurtado (“The Goldbergs”), Marcus Scribner (“Black-ish”), Thomas Barbusca (“Chad”). The film is directed by Sarah Smith (“Arthur Christmas”) and Pixar veteran Jean-Philippe Vine (story artist on “Cars 3” and “The Good Dinosaur”) with Octavio E. Rodriguez (story artist on “Coco” and “The Incredibles 2”) co-directing.
The script is written by Peter Baynham (“Arthur Christmas,” “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm”) & Smith. Julie Lockhart (“Shaun the Sheep Movie,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”), also a co-founder of Locksmith and Lara Breay produce, with Locksmith chairman Elisabeth Murdoch, Smith and Baynham serving as executive producers.
“Ron’s Gone Wrong” is coming exclusively to theatres on 22nd October, 2021. The film will be coming to Disney+ later this year internationally, while in the US, the film will have to go to HBO Max first due to an existing contract.
Are you looking forward to “Ron’s Gone Wrong”?