Monday, February 7, 2011

Fox Animation Sending Beloved 'Mr. Men' Books to the Big Screen

This morning we found out the directing gig for the James Cameron produced remake of Fantastic Voyage belonged to Shawn Levy. Now the filmmaker has another project in his future, but this time only as a producer. THR reports Levy and his 21 Laps Entertainment banner are working with 20th Century Fox Animation to develop a big screen adaptation of Roger Hargreaves' expansive Mr. Men book series. The series eventually expanded to include Little Miss in a long line of colorful character who were each named and defined by a particular trait like Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Noisy and Little Miss Sunshine (no, not that one).

There have been 48 different books featuring different Mr. Men and 34 books for Little Misses, but the series started with only six titles back in 1971. However, it's unclear if both Mr. Men and Little Misses will be included in the film. ...

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