King Features Syndicate is teaming with L.A. studio Chromosphere to adapt the popular kids’ comic strip Slylock Fox as an animated film. Along with the announcement, the studios released a poster of a stylized Slylock looking ready for his big screen debut.
- The film, currently in development, will follow the Sherlock Holmes-esque detective Slylock and his sidekick Max Mouse as they go head-to-head against a group of eccentric villains.
- Evan Daugherty (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Snow White and the Huntsman) is writing and producing, with L.A.-based Chromosphere Studio producing and handling animation. C.J. Kettler, art director and president of King Features, will serve as executive producer.
- Slylock Fox is one of several properties King Features is currently developing for tv and film. Recently, the company produced The Cuphead Show for Netflix, adapted from the viral video game Cuphead.
- “Young readers around the world look forward to solving the fun, interactive brainteasers in Slylock Fox every day and we are thrilled to bring these iconic characters to life on the big screen,” said Kettler in a release. “Evan Daugherty and Chromosphere Studios both do incredible work and with this partnership we will be able to create an engaging and meaningful story that captures the true spirit of the comic’s mysterious adventures.”
- Bob Weber Jr, creator of Slylock Fox, added: “It has been a true joy creating Slylock Fox over the years to bring readers of the comic pages something fun and different with interactive activities centered around core education themes. We look forward to the next Slylock Fox project and know that King Features, along with Chromosphere and Evan Daugherty, will create an exciting, animated adaptation that is sure to captivate our current fans and also reach a whole new audience.”