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Paramount Animation Planning Live Action/Animated Franchise 'Monster Trucks' With Blue Sky's Chris Wedge

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 1, 2013 10:37 AM
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According to a Deadline report, Paramount Animation is about to get serious about the cartoon game. After winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar last year for "Rango," and letting their distribution deal with DreamWorks Animation lapse, the studio pledged to seriously commit to original animated product, the first of which was an as-yet-untitled sequel to "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie." Now they're going for an even bigger project: "Monster Trucks," a $100 million live action/animated hybrid to be directed by Chris Wedge ("Ice Age," "Epic") that Deadline describes as being the first in a "'Transformers'-like franchise." Our guess is that, with a movie called "Monster Trucks," the trucks are going to turn into actual monsters. Why wouldn't they?

Tobey Maguire And 'Ice Age' Director Chris Wedge Team On 'Cardboard'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2012 10:30 AM
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According to a Variety report, former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire is teaming with Fox Animation, WedgeWorks and graphic novelist Doug TenNapel to bring TenNapel's "Cardboard" graphic novel to the big screen, with WedgeWorks' Chris Wedge producing and directing. Maguire's production shingle Material Pictures, TenNapel and Gotham Group will executive produce. Maguire will most likely voice one of the main animated characters.

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