A new chapter in the decades-long saga to get a Mighty Mouse feature off the ground has begun. Paramount Animation has once again announced plans to produce a film based on the cartoon character originally created by Isadore ‘Izzy’ Klein and Paul Terry in 1942.
This week, Deadline reported that for its latest attempt, Paramount has enlisted brothers Jon and Erich Hoeber to write the screenplay and that the studio plans to make this a hybrid project using animation and live-action elements. The Hoeber writing duo was most recently behind the unexpected genre hit The Meg. Karen Rosenfelt and Robert Cort are set to produce the movie.
A feature film project has been floated around since at least 1995, back when Cartoon Brew co-founder Jerry Beck initiated development on a film when he worked at Nickelodeon Movies. Subsequent false starts took place in the aughts.