Okay, this is getting ridiculous now. First the ‘live action’ The Lion King movie (which looks like a cartoon to us), and now they’re making a live-action version of Tom and Jerry, in which the only live-action element will presumably be someone’s knees and a broom.
So, unless someone tells Warner Brothers that there are no actual people in this property, the Tom and Jerry movie will go into production this summer, and it’ll be directed by Fantastic Four’s Tim Story. Someone needs to prepare the Oscar cabinet, stat.
It looks like we’ve got a synopsis, and, while it seems a bit early for that sort of thing, this does read exactly like what a Tom and Jerry live-action movie would involve.
“Jerry the mouse lives within the walls of a large, New England country home where he’s befriended the longtime owners, a loving elderly couple. Their unique, comedic friendship comes to an end after the elderly couple passes on and their house is put up for sale.”
“When a young family moves in, Jerry’s determined to scare them away from taking over his home. The family quickly adopts a stray cat named Tom to help rid them of their pest problem. In an epic battle for the house, Tom & Jerry soon discover their growing adoration for the family and must work together to protect them from an outside threat. Through their teamwork, they both learn the ultimate value of family and friendship.”
Cool, cool, cool – eternal enemies Tom and Jerry become best friends? Great!
All right, we’ll stop being so cynical – there’s a chance this could be good, and who knows? Maybe it’ll pave the way to a live-action Itchy & Scratchy movie. Now that’s something we can all get on board with.
No release date yet, but with Tom and Jerry‘s 80th anniversary landing in 2020, we’d expect it to arrive around then.