The Disney/Fox merger means that we’ll get many X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool movies to come. However, they’ll likely come at the price of other projects that were originally planned.
io9 reports that Disney just cancelled Fox’s adaptation of Mouse Guard, the hit Peter Davidson graphic novel about adorable, epic, warrior mice who battle the elements and the rest of the food chain, to protect their homes.
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Production on the $170 million motion-capture adaptation, expected to star Sonoya Mizuno, Andy Serkis, Idris Elba, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, was only two weeks away before cancellation. The Wes Ball feature was pitched as “Game of Thrones with mice.”
Disney has actually given the film’s producers, including Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes), permission to pitch to other studios. Potential homes include Paramount and Netflix, which currently has a production deal with Reeves. Therefore, there is hope.
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