Progress is coming along for the upcoming live-action/hybrid feature adaptation of the animated series ‘Tom and Jerry.’ HN Entertainment gave the report that cinematographer Alan Stewart has come aboard the film.
Stewart has collaborated with writer/director Guy Ritchie several times. Such films include the ‘Aladdin’ remake, and the currently shooting ‘Toff Guys.’
But, that’s not all, as he was second unit cinematographer on some of Ritchie’s earlier movies. Those films include ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,’ and ‘King Arthur: Legend of The Sword.’ Additionally, his other second unit work comprises of ‘Pan,’ ‘Spectre,’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns.’
Tim Story (‘Ride Along’ and 2000’s ‘Fantastic Four’ franchises) will direct ‘Tom and Jerry.’ Story was talking to Warner Bros. executives about what he had interest in doing next. So, when the cartoon property was brought up, he immediately mentioned his admiration for the characters and how he’d love tackling that property, especially having worked in animation before.
The plan is to shoot in the real world with animated versions of the familiar cat and mouse pair. Further, since Tom and Jerry didn’t speak and relied on physical comedy to draw laughs, this version will stick to that style and not cast actors to voice the duo.
Moreover, it is unknown who wrote the screenplay for the film. Story’s next film is Warner Bros. ‘Shaft’ reboot, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, and Jessie T. Usher, releasing June 14.
Meanwhile, ‘Tom and Jerry’ will begin filming this July in England. There is no release date yet.
Source: HN Entertainment