Courtesy of Sony
〉The little mouse with a big heart is headed back to theaters
STUART LITTLE, the iconic little mouse whose adventures have spawned a novel, a cartoon series, and a three-film franchise, is returning to the big screen, courtesy of Sony Pictures and Red Wagon Entertainment. Pitched as a hybrid live-action/animation take in the vein of John Hughes, the film will once again follow the escapades of the titular mouse and his adopted family, the Littles.
The pic serves as an adaptation of the 1945 children’s classic of the same name, written by E. B. White. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the reinvention, which has been described as more comedic than the other films, while Lucas Wiesendanger will oversee for Red Wagon.
Published via Harper & Brothers and illustrated by Garth Williams, Stuart Little went on to become a mainstay in children’s literature and a classic in its own right. The beloved story was adapted in in 1999 by Columbia, which Wick also produced, and featured Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, and the voices of Nathan Lane as the family cat and Michael J. Fox as Stuart.
The Rob Minkoff-helmed adaptation was a critical and financial success, spurring the release of a sequel in 2002 and a fully animated third installment in 2005. The success of the films led to a short-lived animated series that also featured the talents of Laurie.
Before Red Wagon delivers the newest iteration of the kind-hearted, well-dressed mouse, they’ll release the final two chapters of the popular Divergent franchise, as well as a remake of cult teen classic The Craft.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor