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Genre  Animation, Comedy, Family
Initial release  June 5, 2015 (USA)
Screenplay  Tom Wheeler
Country  United States
Director  Tony Leondis
Music director  Patrick Doyle
Producer  Maryann Garger
Language  English
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Writer  Tom Wheeler (screenplay)
Cast  Seth Rogen (Jackson Moss), Melissa McCarthy (Watts), Octavia Spencer (Capitaine Book), Jennifer Coolidge (Carol Sue), Rashida Jones, Matt Bomer
Similar movies  Seth Rogen appears in BOO: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations and Kung Fu Panda 3

B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations is an upcoming American computer-animated supernatural action comedy film by DreamWorks Animation. It is based on an original idea by Tony Leondis, who is also directing. Tom Wheeler is writing the script, Maryann Garger is producing, Kristine Belson and Courtney Pledger are executive producing The film stars Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray. It was originally set to be released on June 5, 2015 by 20th Century Fox, but on November 17, 2014 it was removed from DreamWorks Animations release schedule with a replacement date yet to be announced. The fate of the film fell to “in development” status in a January announcement by Jeffrey Katzenberg regarding a reorganization of the studio schedule.


B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations) is the super classified agency you've never heard of and certainly never seen. Dedicated to protecting humans from evil hauntings, the agents of B.O.O. have a secret weapon: they are ghosts themselves. When newbie agents Jackson Moss and his odd-ball partner Watts uncover a plot to destroy B.O.O. by the agency's Most Wanted Haunter, they must use every trick in their arsenal to defeat his powerful ghost army and save Earth from a ghostly fate.

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On May 28, 2009, DreamWorks Animation first announced plans for "Super Secret Ghost Project." Later in the mid-June 2009, it was reported that DreamWorks is developing the project as Boo U., Tony Leondis has been set to direct and Jon Vitti to pen the screenplay for the film, set to be released in the end of 2012. The story would follow a ghost who is bad at his job and must return to ghost school. Seth Rogen was reported in August 2010 to have joined the film as a voice of the lead character.

On September 9, 2012, film distributor 20th Century Fox set November 6, 2015 for the films release date (which was moved a few months later up to September 25), this time as an original project by Leondis, titled B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, and written by Tom Wheeler. Later, in 2013, the film was rescheduled for release on June 5, 2015. The plot was to be about Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.), a top-secret government agency, which employs ghosts to protect humans from evil hauntings. When two new agents named Jackson Moss and Watts uncover a plot by the agencys most wanted haunter Addison Drake to destroy B.O.O., they must use their skills to defeat his ghost army and save the world. Jackson Moss and Watts were to be voiced by Seth Rogen and Melissa McCarthy, respectively, while Bill Murray would lend his voice to Addison Drake. During 2013, additional voice cast members were announced, including Rashida Jones as Moss ex-wife; Matt Bomer as a new husband of Moss ex-wife; Octavia Spencer as Captain Book, a senior B.O.O. officer; Jennifer Coolidge as Carol Sue, a transitions-relations officer; and Benjamin Stockham as Henry.

On November 17, 2014, Los Angeles Times reported that the film had been delayed again, with no replacement release date set. Two sources were cited for the delay, with one saying that DreamWorks Animations CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg was not satisfied with the progress of the film, while another attributed the push-back to the competition of the films scheduled for the summer 2015, including Pixars Inside Out. For the fourth quarter of 2014, the studio reported a $155 million write-off, primarily related to unreleased films, including B.O.O. and Monkeys of Mumbai. According to the studios chief financial officer, Fazal Merchant, the films concept has gone back to development and "it may come out later on, but if it does itll be in a completely different form."


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