The world was surprised by the recent news that Tom & Jerry, one of the most popular and beloved cartoons of all time, will win a new movie in theaters in a clean version of CGI-style live-action Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Some information has been given so far, and you can check it out at Cinema10:
The director of the plot will be Tim Story, known mainly for his work with the film Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer. Alan Stewart, from Aladdin’s live-action, has just been chosen to be the cinematographer and, it seems, the recordings should start still in 2019, in the summer of the northern hemisphere – that is, between the months of June and September.
In the film, the characters will follow more or less what happened in the original drawings, with them interacting in the real world, but without talking to each other. The recordings will be made in England under the supervision of Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden. Also read the synopsis of the film:
“Jerry the rat lives inside the walls of a large New England country house and is friends with the longtime owners, a loving elderly couple. Their unique and comical friendship comes to an end after the elderly couple passes away and the house goes on sale. When a young family moves out, Jerry is determined to scare them into leaving. The family quickly adopts a stray cat named Tom to help rid them of their pest problem. In an epic battle for the house, Tom and Jerry soon discover their growing adoration for the family and that they must work together to protect them from an external threat. Through teamwork, both learn the ultimate value of family and friendship “.
Dan Lin had been hired as an executive producer, but he stepped down. Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano and Eric Gravning are involved in the production of the film, which still has no premiere date.