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Kevin Lima to direct Tom Thumb

Old 10-11-08, 02:42 PM
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Kevin Lima to direct Tom Thumb

From slashfilm:
How does a big screen adaptation of Tom Thumb sound to you? Yeah, not too exciting.

What if I told you that Kevin Lima, the guy who directed Disney’s Enchanted is attached? Still not sold?

What if I told you that Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat has been hired to write the script? Sounding a little better?

Tom Thumb is a traditional hero in 16th century English folklore, who would get into almost fatal situations in his parents home (such as almost being cooked to death in a bowl of pudding) before somehow ending up in King Arthur’s castle. Rodat’s version will stray from the traditional tale, and is said to be a completely fresh take on the character’s origin story:

“An arrogant knight who’s shrunk to 6 inches while assigned to protect a princess and then discovers what it means to be a real hero.”

Warner Bros is setting the film up as a tentpole. This whole announcement is very curious as Lima probably had a choice of many promising projects after Enchanted. I’m not saying that Tom Thumb couldn’t translate into a fun tentpole film, but it seems like an odd choice at face value. Lima is planning on filming the movie as a live-action/cg hybrid (ala Alvin and the Chipmunks), with Tom Thumb as the sole computer generated character.
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Old 10-11-08, 02:57 PM
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Rodat isn't that great (Tall Tale, Fly Away Home, The Patriot) but I enjoyed Enchanted. I just wish every lead in a kids film didn't have to learn what it means to be a _______.
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