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"Lorax" Filmmakers Remaking "Cat in the Hat"

By Garth Franklin Thursday March 15th 2012 08:21PM
"Lorax" Filmmakers Remaking "Cat in the Hat"

With "Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax" topping the box-office for the past two weeks and scoring big coin, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have decided to tackle another Seuss property with the same 3D CG-animated feature approach reports Deadline.

What's surprising is the choice - "The Cat in the Hat". Arguably Seuss' most famous story worldwide, the decision to adapt it comes after Universal turned the property into a 2003 live-action feature starring Mike Myers that was considered a major disappointment.

The feeling seems to be that the works of Seuss connect better in animation as they did with 'Lorax' and Fox/Blue Sky's "Horton Hears a Who" so the decision was made to tackle this story with Rob Lieber set to pen the script. Chris Meledandri will produce.

Illumination remains separately working on a film about the life of Dr. Seuss with Johnny Depp attached to play him.

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