“The Maze Runner” trilogy director Wes Ball is being sought to take the helm of “Mouse Guard” for 20th Century Fox.
Based on the Eisner-winning graphic novel series by David Petersen, the story follows a brotherhood of mice during medieval times sworn to protect their fellow rodents.
The plan is for a live-action and CG mix (ala the first two “The Smurfs”), but will utilise some of the performance-capture tech used in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise to realise the rodents.
Gary Whitta (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) adapted the script and ‘Apes’ franchise helmer Matt Reeves is producing along with Ross Richie and Stephen Christy.
Ball’s “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is currently slated for a January 26th release.