Tom and Jerry Movie?: Warner Bros. Bringing Classic Hanna-Barbera Cartoon To Screen
Well, this is heresy. :noway:arner Bros. is bringing the classic cartoon Tom and Jerry to the silver screen.
According to Variety, the studio is revisioning the feuding cat and mouse as CGI animals that chase each other around a live-action setting. Producer Dan Lin (The Departed, Sherlock Holmes) is developing the property as an origins tale: Tom and Jerry meet, immediately start hitting each other with large objects before they get lost in Chicago and are forced to band together in order to survive. Eric Gravning (B-Minor, Mr. Burnout, Class Act) is writing the script.
Warner owns the copyrights to all Hanna-Barbera cartoons (despite the fact that they were initially made for MGM), and is planning on bringing 2 other animated properties to the big screen. Director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Spy Kids) is taking on The Jetsons, while producer Donald De Line (Body of Lies) is developing Yogi Bear.