Tom and Jerry to be revised into live-action adaptation


Warner Bros. has chosen its director for a new interpretation of cat and mouse cartoon classic Tom and Jerry.

Tim Story and Warner Bros are taking over the studio’s Tom and Jerry project, which is to involve both live-action and CGI.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is also producing an animated Scooby-Doo movie and has roped in ‘Harry Potter’ filmmaker Chris Columbus as the creative producer.

Tom and Jerry began as a series of long-running shorts in 1940, created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The series centered around the exploits of a cat, Tom, and his relentless arguments and tussles with Jerry, a mouse.

Scooby-Doo, on the other hand, revolves around a gang of friends who solve mysteries with the help of their Great Dane. It last hit the big screen in 2004 in the form of a live-action/hybrid ‘Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.’

The cat and mouse pair, till date, remains one of the most popular in pop culture.

(With inputs from media agencies)