Locksmith Animation attaches director to ‘That Christmas’ based on Richard Curtis book series

Simon Otto to direct ‘Love Actually’ writer-director Richard Curtis children’s book adaptation ‘That Christmas’.Simon Otto, best known for his animation work on the How To Train Your Dragon franchise, is to make his feature directorial debut on Locksmith Animation’s That Christmas.The film, previously known as The Empty Stocking, is based on a trio of children’s books by Love Actually writer/director Richard Curtis and is in development at Locksmith Animation’s studios in London.

Curtis is writing the screenplay with Peter Souter.Swiss-born Otto is known for his work at US animation studio DreamWorks, where

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