Paramount, which has Iron Man 2 coming up in May, is eyeing a different kind of superhero movie: a reboot of the baby-boomer TV cartoon Mighty Mouse.
That's according to the Los Angeles Times' 24 Frames blog:
The project, based on the vintage cartoon about a crime-fighting super-mouse (which will surely get a modern spin) has been in development for several years at Paramount and its Nickelodeon Movies label.
A number of writers have taken stabs at a script over that time, including the Gunn brothers (Brian and Mark), who also count the "Journey to the Center of Earth" sequel among their credits.
But the studio has, over the last few months, been seeking both a new writer and a new director for "Mouse," with a number of up-and-comers on the list.
The cartoon ran on Saturday morning television from the 1950s to the 1980s. And who of a certain age can forget Andy Kaufman's lip-synch of the theme song on Saturday Night Live?