It looks like Warner Bros.is taking serious steps with its Warner Animation Group (WAG). Well, Warner Bros. sure hopes you do, because they're banking on it.
Tom And Jerry will start shooting in 2019 and the untitled Scooby-Doo project is due to arrive in theatres in the first quarter of 2020, Variety magazine reports. And can a new Flintstones movie ever live up to the magic of the live-action version in which John Goodman yells a lot? Would you like to see them on the big screen again?
Audiences and critics will get to see how this new approach plays out when Tom and Jerry, the first live-action hybrid under this new plan, shoots in 2019. Story recently finished a Shaft reboot for New Line and he was offered this cartoon based film thanks to his love of the characters.
The filmmaker, who is now working on an upcoming Shaft reboot for Warner subsidiary New Line, has been approached for the project which is expected to feature a blend of CGI animation and live-action similar to the recent Paddington films. Production is expected to shoot in the real world while incorporating the title characters as animated animals; they'll stick to the classic shtick of using visual gags and physical comedy rather than casting actors to lend voices to the anthropomorphic antagonists. LeBron James stars alongside the Looney Tunes characters in this picture produced by Ryan Coogler and directed by Terence Nance.
Story is now working on his Shaft sequel/reboot, so the film isn't expected to go into production until at least next summer - with a late 2020 release already pencilled in. The Harry Potter director's interest in the popular animated series about those "blasted, meddling kids and their dog" peaked while he was working on the Gremlins reboot, which he is producing. Kelly Fremon Craig wrote the screenplay, which is based on a draft from Jack Donaldson and Derek Elliot. Another hybrid picture in the works is the studio's Wile E. Coyote vs A.C.M.E. Let us know in the comment section below!