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Thomas and the Magic Railroad is an upcoming 2020 British-American fantasy comedy film written by Josh Klausner, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi and David Stoten, produced by Tracy Blagdon and Julia Pistor, and directed by Dianna Basso and Shane Acker. The film stars Alec Baldwin reprising his role as Mr. Conductor, alongside Ciarán Hinds, Zendeya, Tom Holland, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr., Antoino Bandreas, Michael Sheen, Elizabeth Banks, Adam Beach, Will Forte, Hayley Atwell, Pierce Brosman, Ringo Starr, Jim Carrey, and Jim Broadbent in supporting roles. Voice performances includes Joseph May as Thomas, Kerry Shale, Rob Rackstraw, Christopher Ragland, Jules de Jongh, Yvonne Grundy, Rachael Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Teresa Gallagher, Michael Brandon, John Hasler, Martin Sherman, Michael Angelis, Mark Moraghan, and Matt Wilkinson, as well as Britt Allcroft as Lady. The film is based on the British children's book series The Railway Series by The Rev. W. Awdry, its televised adaptation Thomas & Friends, and the American television series Shining Time Station by Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow.

Synopsis

The film tells the story of Lily Stone, the granddaughter of the caretaker of an enchanted steam engine who is lacking an appropriate supply of coal, and Mr. Conductor of Shining Time Station, whose provisions of magical gold dust are at a critical low. To ameliorate these problems, Lily and Mr. Conductor enlist the help of Thomas, who confronts the ruthless and devious Diesel 10 and P.T. Boomer who plan to get rid of the railway's steam engines along the way.

Plot

Cast

  • Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor III
    A 20-centimetre tall conductor at Shining Time Station.
    • Pierce Brosman as Mr. Conductor II
      • Ringo Starr as Mr. Conductor I
  • Ciarán Hinds as Burnett Stone
    Lily's grandfather.
  • Zendeya as Lily Stone
    Burnett's sassy granddaughter.
  • Tom Holland as Patch
    A young teenager.
  • Channing Tatum as Junior
    Mr. Conductor's cousin.
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Mr. Percival
    The current manager of the Skarloey and Culdee Fell Railways.
  • Antoino Bandreas as Sailor John
    A pirate that was in the navy, and Skiff's former owner.
  • Michael Sheen as Fergus Duncan
    The General Manager of the Arlesdale Railway.
  • Elizabeth Banks as Stacy Jones
    The manager of Shining Time Station.
  • Adam Beach as Billy Twofeathers
    The Native American resident railroad engineer on the Indian Valley Railroad and driver of the Rainbow Sun, as well as the handyman at Shining Time Station.
  • Will Forte as Sir Robert Norramby
    The Earl of Sodor.
  • Hayley Atwell as Lady Hatt
    Sir Topham Hatt's wife.
  • Jim Carrey as P.T. Boomer
    A ruthless biker who is an ally of Diesel 10.
  • Jim Broadbent as Sir Topham Hatt
    The manager of the North Western Railway and a father figure to his engines.

Voices

  • Joseph May voices Thomas
    A friendly, blue tank engine who runs his own branch line.
  • Kerry Shale voices:
    • Dodge
      A bumbling olive diesel and Splatter's twin.
    • Gordon
      A blue tender engine who does the main line express and is the Flying Scotsman's brother.
    • Henry
      A green mixed-traffic tender engine who is smaller than Gordon.
    • Harold
      A white rescue helicopter who flies around Sodor.
  • Rob Rackstraw voices James
    A boastful red splendid mixed-traffic engine.
  • Christopher Ragland voices Percy
    A green saddle tank engine who takes the mail and is Thomas' best friend.
  • Jules de Jongh voices Emily
    A very kind and friendly tender engine who is always sensitive to the other engines' feelings.
  • Yvonne Grundy voices Nia
    A Kenyan tank engine who befriended and accompanied Thomas on his journey around the world.
  • Rachael Miller voices Rebecca
    A large tender engine that originates from The Mainland.
  • Eddie Redmayne voices Ryan
    A purple tank engine who takes goods on the Harwick Branch Line.
  • Teresa Gallagher voices:
    • Mavis
      A 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunting engine.
    • Annie and Clarabel
      Thomas' branch line coaches.
  • Michael Brandon voices Diesel
    A diesel shunting locomotive.
  • John Hasler voices Rheneas
    A narrow gauge tank locomotive who works on the Skarloey Railway.
  • Matt Wilkinson voices:
    • Diesel 10
      An evil Diesel locomotive with a hydraulic claw, who hates steam engines and wants to destroy them.
    • Splatter
      A bumbling purple diesel and Dodge's twin.
  • Britt Allcroft voices Lady
    A beautiful lost magical tank engine, owned by Burnett Stone who runs the Magic Railroad.

Additionally, Martin Sherman, who originally voiced Thomas, and former Thomas & Friends narrators Michael Angelis and Mark Moraghan are cast in undisclosed voice roles.

Production

Development

Casting

Filming

Music and soundtrack

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