tom and jerry head to the bigscreen

– . – Tom and Jerry head to the bigscreen


Tom and Jerry head to the bigscreen

Source: Variety

Warner Bros. is turning to Tom and Jerry to create its own ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS-like family franchise.

Plans are to bring the constantly warring cat and mouse to life as CG characters that run around in live-action settings.

Studio-based Dan Lin, currently producing the upcoming SHERLOCK HOLMES and exec producer on TERMINATOR: SALVATION, will adapt the classic Hanna-Barbera property as an origin story that reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry before getting lost in Chicago and reluctantly working together during an arduous journey home.

Eric Gravning is penning the script.

Scribe wrote B-Minor, which has Ron Howard attached to helm at Universal; Mr. Burnout, which is set up at Participant Prods.; as well as Class Act at Walden Media, with Halle Berry aboard to star.

Warners owns the rights to Hanna-Barbera’s slate of popular animated properties and has several of them in development for bigscreen adaptation.

Those include Robert Rodriguez’s version of The Jetsons and producer Donald De Line’s Yogi Bear.

The live-action/animated combo has worked for Warners before.



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