Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi has been tapped to star in and produce the new animated feature Slime. The new film sees the musician take a starring role alongside animator Jeron Braxton, who will be making his feature directorial debut on the project.
The project is part of Mescudi’s production company, Mad Solar alongside Hammerstone Studios and Capstone Global.
While details remain scarce, a press release describes the film as “a sonic/visual experience that marries Braxton’s distinct style with a trippy, elevating original soundtrack.”
“I’m always looking for what’s new and always trying to elevate what we know about music, film, TV and animation,” Cudi shared in a statement to Deadline. “Jeron is a powerhouse creative at the forefront of culture, pushing boundaries with everything he does. I’m grateful to have him on the team and am ready to see him bring Slime to life. Mad Solar, we here.”
“I’m extremely excited to bring Slime to life and super appreciative to everyone around me who helped make this possible,” shared Braxton. “Animation has always been an opportunity for me to shift perspective on issues affecting Americans and more explicitly the black diaspora, and now we can use the genre of horror and cutting-edge technology to create an insane evolution for the medium.”
Cudi has already has a series of production roles including his own Entergalactic. He has also produced, Malcolm and Marie, X, and Pearl.