We Need a Mighty Mouse Movie Now

April 16, 2010

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How long has it been since a classic cartoon character has been brought into the "real world" thanks to CGI and some sassy pop culture jokes left over from the last Shrek script? Days? Hours? Whenever Dan Aykroyd gave his last "Hey, Booboo!" at the recording studio? The correct answer is long enough that it's time for a Mighty Mouse movie, apparently:

The project, based on the vintage cartoon about a crime-fighting super-mouse (which will surely get a modern spin) has been in development for several years at Paramount and its Nickelodeon Movies label. A number of writers have taken stabs at a script over that time, including the Gunn brothers (Brian and Mark), who also count the "Journey to the Center of Earth" sequel among their credits.

But the studio has, over the last few months, been seeking both a new writer and a new director for "Mouse," with a number of up-and-comers on the list. We'll keep you posted when they're hired, but the very fact of development momentum is noteworthy.

Hey, that is noteworthy. I should probably note it in my manifesto.

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