Freudenthal Unleashes The Wrathmonk

Thor Freudenthal (“Hotel for Dogs”) is in negotiations to develop and possibly direct “Measle and the Wrathmonk” for Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Evan Dunsky penned the initial adaptation of the children’s book by Ian Ogilvy, the story centers on a young boy who, after his parents go missing, is sent to live with an eccentric uncle who turns out to be a crazy wizard known as a wrathmonk.

Before the boy knows it, he is shrunk and banished to be a villager in his uncle’s toy train set and must figure out how to survive in the hostile environment.

Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke will produce the film using performance-capture technology.