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.
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.