-Matt Braley, creator of Amphibia, is developing a new Sony animated film with a script by Rebecca Sugar.

Matt Braley, creator of the Disney animated feature "Amphibians," is developing a fantasy adventure film at Sony Pictures Animation.

If the film goes into production, Braley (pictured above left) will direct. The untitled project will be written by Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar (top right photo) and is based on Braley's own Thai-American cultural upbringing. According to Deadline, which first reported the story,

[drawing on Braley's own] cultural background and personal history, the film tells the story of a boy who embarks on an emotional journey into a fantastical world inhabited by Thai spirits in an attempt to be cured of his illness.

From 2019 to 2022, Disney aired three seasons of Amphibia, which also featured the Thai-American protagonist Anne Boonchui. During its run, the series received multiple Emmy, GLAAD Media Award, and Annie Award nominations; in 2021, it won an Annie Award for character design. Braley's other credits include Turbo, Gravity Falls, Big City Greens, Steven Universe, and Mitchells vs. Machines.

Sony's announced upcoming feature films include "The Fix" (dir. Genndy Tartakovsky, 2024), "K-Pop: Demon Hunter" (dir. Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans) and "Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse" (director not announced).