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Fox, Tobey Maguire to adapt Doug TenNapel’s Cardboard

Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures is teaming with Fox Animation and Wedgeworks to adapt Doug TenNapel’s latest project Cardboard (I reviewed the graphic novel last month). TenNapel himself will executive produce alongside Material Pictures, with Fox Animation Chris Wedge also producing. Wedge directed the first Ice Age, and has been the voice of Scrat the squirrel throughout the hit series. He also executive produced Ice Age: The Meltdown.

According to Variety, Wedge may also direct the film, and if the project moves forward there’s a possibility that Maguire will voice one of the main characters (most likely Mike, the out-of-work dad who buys his son some magic cardboard for his birthday).

Two other TenNapel graphic novels are currently in development at other studios: Monster Zoo at Paramount Pictures, and Ghostopolis at Disney.



Didn’t he create Earthworm Jim?

Congrats Doug! We are excited about this. Thanks for always being nice to my boys and signing their books. Their favorite is still Tommysaurus Rex. My husband tells me that Cardboard will take it’s place. He has read it and says it’s his favorite, but me and the boys have not. It’s on our reading list and will be read soon. My husband tells me it will make a great movie. Thanks for providing stories that uplift the human spirit and also for stories that we can enjoy as a family.

Very very cool for Doug! He’s got a history of making great comics/graphic novels and animation. We had a great chat at Comic-International this year in San Diego. Hey Kory – yes, that is from Doug!

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