DreamWorks Animation Readies 'Rumblewick'

Briefly: The future slate for DreamWorks Animation is already packed with a great many sequel projects, but there is evidently still room for some new projects that could spawn future sequels down the line. The lastest option is for the kids' book My Unwilling Witch (The Rumblewick Letters) by Hiawyn Oram and Sarah Warburton, which tells of a witch's cat whose owner no longer wants to be a witch. Rumblewick sounds as if it'll be a bit different, however, if still set in that same general world. It is being written by Tim Johnson (Antz) and Jim Herzfeld (Meet the Parents) with Tim Johnson directing. According to a press release, "Rumblewick will follow the adventures of a magician's rabbit for whom the invitation to learn real magic and train as a witch's familiar seems like a dream come true! But the dream becomes a nightmare when he discovers he's really a pawn in a game between rival witches. Having learned the hard way that when something seems too good to be true it probably is, he must outsmart them both to save his fuzzy little hide." [Variety]