As you may have heard Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is doing extremely well at the box office, pulling in $134 million so far. So of course Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are excited to dive into Suess' library of books and make another one. The next film on their list is the original classic that we all know and love... The Cat in the Hat.
Like The Lorax, it will be a 3D CG animated film, and Rob Lieber has been hired to write the script. It will be produced by Chris Meledandri and Audrey Geisel. This will be the second time that The Cat in the Hat got the big screen treatment. Back in 2003 Universal developed the absolutely terrible live-action version that starred Mike Meyers. I think they actually might get it right the second time around.
Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process!
Illumination Entertainment has developed other films, such as Despicable Me and Hop. They are also working on a Dr. Seuss biopic that will star Johnny Depp. I imagine The Cat in the Hat won't be the last Dr. Seuss book we see up on the big screen. The next one they announce has got to be Green Eggs and Ham.
What Dr. Seuss book would you like to see get a movie adaption next?
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