“Annie” scribe Will Gluck has been tapped to pen the script and produce Sony’s adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s book “Peter Rabbit,” which will be brought to the screen as a live-action/animated hybrid (via TrackingBoard).
Rumors of a new “Peter Rabbit” adaptation circulated during the Sony e-mail hack, which revealed the company’s plans for a new family-friendly film based on the property. Gluck’s involvement seems to indicate Sony’s continued interested in the project. According to the report, the film will include aspects of several Peter Rabbit stories, though Sony hopes to turn it into a franchise.
In the original story, Peter Rabbit disobeys his mother and sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden to eat as many vegetables as he can stomach. When Mr. MeGregor spots him, he makes a quick getaway, only to lose his jacket and shoes. McGregor hangs Peter’s clothing on a scarecrow as Peter returns home, feeling ill. He tried to retrieve his lost clothing in subsequent stories. Potter wrote five stories about Peter Rabbit in total.
Eric Fineman will oversee the project for Sony.
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