Tim here, and over the weekend Harvey Weinstein did a great service to the US by picking up distribution rights for THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS SPIVET (French title: L'Extravagant Voyage du Jeune et Prodigieux T.S. Spivet) according to Deadline. As well a new international poster has emerged for the movie. It's geared towards French audiences, despite the movie being in the English language.
Although there hasn't been an announced domestic release date yet, it will hit French IMAX screens October 10th. With Weinstein obtaining the domestic distribution we can expect a domestic poster and release date soon.
For those of you who are curious about the note on the poster written in French. It reads:
Chère famille Spivet,Translated to English it says: (Google Translate)
Je pars pour quelque temps travailler loin d'ici. Ne vous inquiétez pas. Je ne vous en ai pas parlé, parce que je ne voulais pas vous déranger. Merci d'avoir pris soin de moi, vous êtes un des meilleures familles du monde.
Je vous aime,
Dear Family Spivet,
I'm off to work some time away from here. Do not worry. I have not told you because I did not want to disturb you. Thank you for taking care of me, you are one of the best families in the world.
I love you,
T.S. Spivet lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother, who is obsessed with beetle morphology, his cowboy father, who was born 100 years too late, and his 14 year old sister, who dreams of being Miss America. T.S. is a 12 year old child prodigy with a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. One day he receives an unexpected call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the Baird award for the discovery of the perpetual motion machine, and is invited to make a speech. Unbeknownst to all, he decides to head for Washington D.C. crossing the United States on a freight train... but no one at the Smithsonian has any idea that he is only a child...