Live-Action ‘Tom & Jerry’ will begin production soon | Daily News

Live-Action ‘Tom & Jerry’ will begin production soon

Did anyone else watch hours and hours of ‘Tom & Jerry’ when they were younger? My granddad went to extreme lengths and would video tape six hours of back-to-back footage at Christmas time which would serve as our 'go-to' TV just in case it rained.

Even back in the 90s I could tell it was an old cartoon - 50 years old, to be precise. But now, nearly 80 years after it was created, production is set to begin for a live-action ‘Tom & Jerry’ movie. The American slapstick comedy cartoon is no stranger to the modern twist - there are loads of ‘Tom & Jerry’ films, including the 1992 travesty of which we dare not speak (unlike the usually silent cat-and-mouse team, who were controversially given voice-overs in that particular outing). But this new movie will be a live-action animation/hybrid.

Filming for ‘Tom & Jerry’ is set to begin in July 2019 and will take place in the UK. Tim Story, director of the Ride Along franchise, is in negotiations to be brought in for the movie, according to Variety.

It is reported that when Warner Bros. floated the possibility of rebooting the classic cartoon, Story immediately mentioned his admiration for the characters and how he would love to tackle it.

Variety reported that the plan for the film is to shoot in the real world, with animated versions of the titular duo to be added in later. But the big question is, of course, whether the characters will remain silent.

Tom rarely succeeds in catching Jerry, mainly because of the mouse's cleverness and cunning, although there's often a degree of pure luck involved. At times, though, we see a different side to the pair, when they strike up a genuine bond with each other and set aside their rivalry.

Is anyone else pretty excited to see what they're going to get up to?

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