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Disney Pulls Plug on ‘Mouse Guard’ Adaptation

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.

 

Mouse Guard

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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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‘Mouse Guard’ to Star ‘LoTR’s Andy Serkis, ‘GoT’s Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Fantasy fans, rejoice! The Mouse Guard adaptation has confirmed two major actors have joined its (tiny) cast. Mouse Guard is a graphic novel series written and illustrated by David Petersen. The series is set in world that mimics the Middle Ages, inhabited by mice. There are no humans in this world but plenty of predators, forcing the mice into a constant struggle for survival as they battle against snakes, the harsh elements, and each other. The stories revolve around the titular Mouse Guard, a sacred order of warrior mice who protect their fellows and grant them safe passage through the wilderness.

 

The first graphic novel in the Mouse Guard series, written and illustrated by David Petersen
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According to this article from Kotaku Australia, Lord of the Rings’ Andy Serkis and Game of Thrones’ Thomas Brodie-Sangster have been announced to star in the feature length film adaptation. Brodie-Sangster will be playing Lieam, one of the newest and youngest members of the Guard. Andy Serkis, meanwhile, will be playing the fearsome villain Midnight, a blacksmith turned tyrant who makes war against the Guard.

The main cast of the first Mouse Guard graphic novel hold their swords together
Image Via Kotaku Australia

The adaptation will be using motion capture to be creating its cast of colorful mice, although there is no word if it will be live action or CGI yet. Andy Serkis, who has made his name playing motion capture characters like Gollum from Lord of the Rings, Caeser from Planet of the Apes, and Supreme Leader Snoke of Star Wars, is a natural casting choice. Production of the film is slated to begin this May, with Wes Bell slated to direct.

We look forward to seeing this unique fantasy series brought to the big screen and will keep our ear open for further updates!

 

Featured Image Via The Hollywood Reporter