Author Leonardo Ramirez is bringing his Steampunk book series for children, The Jupiter Chronicles from the page to the screen! Crowdfunding for The Jupiter Chronicles: A Steampunk Animated Short begins on Kickstarter soon.
Epic science fiction is combined with steampunk to create a fun, upbeat adventure complete with spaceships called, “Skyrockets” and evil robots called “Doomslayers”.
To help bring the vision to the screen, Ramirez has teamed with up with the animation studio, Magnetic Dreams who brought you the motion comics Iron Man: Extremis and Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, as well as other great work.
Ian Castillo is a young boy who, together with his sister Callie, discovers their secret: they are the son and daughter of a Jovian king whose world had been subjugated by the evil Lord Phobos of Mars. After a great battle was fought they returned to the steam-powered world of Jupiter where Fireflights and Skyrockets rule the air. Now, as part of the newly reborn Chrono Legion, Ian struggles to find his place in a world powered by steam. The fate of the Jovian Realms are in his hands as he fights against the Martian Doomslayers and seeks to protect Earth from what is to come. A much deeper struggle lies within him. With no father to guide him, Ian desperately searches for the answer to the question he’s been asking himself all of his life: why did my father leave me?
Crowdfunding begins soon, but in the meantime fans can sign up for email updates by visiting the launch page: http://jupiterchronicles.launchrock.com/