Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 by Angie Han
Way back in 2009, we reported on a couple of comic book adaptations in development: Lions, Tigers and Bears, about a boy whose stuffed animals come to life; and The Nye Incidents, based on a Devil’s Due comic about an alien abductee serial killer. Neither project got much farther than the early stages, however, and we eventually forgot about them altogether. (Or at least I did. Maybe you didn’t. I don’t know your life.)
Now, news comes that both projects are back on track again. Get updates on both, plus info on a potential Penny Arcade-inspired film, after the jump.
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Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura have acquired the rights to the popular Image Comics series Lions, Tigers and Bears. Oh My! Unicorn scribe Joey Aucoin is writing the film based on his pitch. Created by Mike Bullock, the story, which began as a four issue min-series, follows a young boy named Joey Price who discovers that his stuffed animals come to life during the middle of the night to protect him from a group of closet monsters called The “Beasties”. Sounds a little bit like a cross between toy story and Monsters, Inc. The official plot synopsis follows:
“A child’s instinctual need for the comfort of a stuffed animal is rooted in a reality long forgotten by the adult world. The hidden truth is that these companions have been defending children since the dawn of time. Follow young Joey on the adventure of a lifetime as he travels through the Stuffed Animal Kingdom, a journey that puts the fate of all the world’s children in his hands and brings him face to face with his destiny.”
For those interested, you can buy the first collected volume, titled “Fear and Pride,” from Amazon for around $11.