`Kung Fu Panda` helmer to direct `Noah`s Ark` comedy

Los Angeles: John Stevenson, who directed `Kung Fu Panda`, will depict the epic tale of `Noah`s Ark` from the animals` point of view in an animated feature.

The story follows an outcast aardvark by the name of Gilbert, who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood.

Along their journey, they band together to conquer unforeseen obstacles, and ultimately, Gilbert discovers within himself the inner strength and ingenuity to prove that in a world of `twos`, he was truly destined to be `the one`.

"As soon as Kurt and Keith approached me with the idea of taking the classic tale of Noah`s Ark and telling a more personal story within the story, I jumped at the chance. It`s so exciting to work with everyone at Unified Pictures and we`re fortunate to have assembled such a stellar group of artists to help make the film," Stevenson said.

The animated comedy follows Darren Aronofsky`s `Noah` starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson which came out earlier this year.

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