Paramount Pictures Cage Lions, Tigers and Bears Comic

by Jeff

dec072069d Paramount Pictures Cage Lions, Tigers and Bears ComicMedia Release — Paramount is going on safari.

The studio has acquired “Lions, Tigers and Bears,” a family-oriented project based on a popular comic book series from Image Comics.

“Transformers” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is returning to the world of toys that come to life.
Di Bonaventura will produce “Lions, Tigers and Bears,” based on Mike Bullock’s comics, for Paramount Pictures.

Pitch, penned by Joey Aucoin, was bought preemptively by the studio.

jul061683d Paramount Pictures Cage Lions, Tigers and Bears ComicStory, told from the perspective of an adult reminiscing about his childhood, revolves around a group of stuffed animals that come to life at night.

Film would be live action but would call for considerable CG effects.

Oric Scott De Las Casas is co-producing.

Di Bonaventura, whose shingle is based at Paramount, has three films in the can: “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra” and the Eddie Murphy starrer “Imagine That.”

Lions, Tigers and Bears won the Discovery Youth Prize at the 2007 Angouleme International Comics Festival and continues to garner international acclaim from kids and adults alike.

Paramount’s Nickelodeon Movies acquired Aucoin’s spec “Unicorn” in 2007.

ICM, which reps Aucoin, Bullock and De Las Casas, packaged the deal.

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