A couple years ago, we reported that director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) was set to adapt Reif Larson’s debut novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet. The story centers on 12-year-old inventor T.S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett), who embarks on a cross-country adventure from Montana to Washington D.C., after he wins a contest at the Smithsonian Institute. During his journey he learns life lessons from eccentric characters he meets along the way. The trailer is very reminiscent of Amelie with the descriptions and visualizations of the leading characters, and it also looks like it has the same mix of humor and heart.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and images. The film also stars Niamh Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, and Judy Davis. The Young and Prodigious Spivet opens in France on October 16th, and will likely be released in the U.S. sometime in 2014.
Trailer via Twitch.
Images via The Playlist.