Big news for a tiny mouse: A new "Stuart Little" film is in development at Sony Pictures, according to a report Friday from Tracking Board. The project is described as a remake that's "hybrid live-action/animation take in the vein of John Hughes," and "more comedic" than the past "Stuart Little" films.
The new "Stuart Little" will be produced by Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher of the "Divergent" franchise, under their company Red Wagon Entertainmen. Both are returning to the character; Wick produced the 1999 original, and Wick and Fisher both produced the 2002 sequel.
Based on the 1945 children's novel written by E.B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams and starring a small, talking mouse living with a human family, 1999's "Stuart Little" grossed $300.1 million in worldwide box office, and it's 2002 sequel made $170 million. The 1999 movie starred Geena Davis and a pre-"House" Hugh Laurie, plus the voice of Michael J. Fox as the titular mouse -- and was somewhat improbably co-written by M. Night Shyamalan.