Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer To Get Modern Day Movie Makeover
Paramount Pictures has acquired a spec script from Andrew Burg (Bedtime Stories, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) called Huck and Finn. The studio is planning to take Mark Twain's two classic literary characters, and give them a 21st century modern day makeover, which seems ridiculous, but could end up being cool. You never know with these kinds of films.
The only information we have to go off of is that it's a reimagining of these classic characters in the vein of Snow White and the Huntsman, and it will focus on the pair as adults. THR also says that there are supernatural elements in the story as well.
I love these 19th century characters that were created by Twain. Growing up I would read those books over and over again. It was amazing fun reading about the adventures that they lived in these novels. I related more to Huck Finn than I did Tom Sawyer, as I wasn't really a troublemaker growing up, but I enjoyed the Sawyer stories more because he was pretty mischievous and would do things I would have never done.
There have been a few film and TV adaptations of these characters that includes 1918's Huck and Tom starring Jack Pickford and Robert Gordon and Disney's 1995 version Tom and Huck, which starred Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro.
I really have no idea what to expect from this film project, but I hope ithas some fun ideas and turns out to be good. Where would you like to see the adult adventures of Tom and Huck go? Fighting an invading alien race alongside Indiana Jones could be cool.