The movie adaptation of the Eisner-winning comic series by David Petersen, Mouse Guard, has been cancelled.
According to several news sources from here and here, the cancellation was confirmed by director Wes Ball in a tweet, which had originally included a walkthrough video (supposedly a pre-visualization of scale models and concept art meant to illustrate how the movie will "feel", but not how it will "look". It was meant to be recreated by WETA Digital with photorealistic computer graphics thereafter). Ball, known for directing the film The Maze Runner, said in his tweet that 'Seems it's too big a risk. It's a damn shame really'...before ending with 'May the Guard prevail!'
Mouse Guard is an epic fantasy series over eight books which recreates a world where mice of different societal strata thrive and live. Story follows the Guardsmice - Saxon, Kenzie and Lieam - as they embark on a quest to locate a missing person.
The movie adaptation had Idris Elba, Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster attached but the film was cancelled two weeks prior to the start of shooting. The general reason was that after Disney's acquisition of Fox, the film was re-evaluated and it was seen as not a good fit for Disney's upcoming film slate. You can view some of the concept art done by concept artist Derek Zabrocki on his Instagram account here.
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