Thor Freudenthal (upcoming Hotel for Dogs) is in negotiations to develop with an eye to direct Measle and the Wrathmonk, an adaptation of the children’s book by Ian Ogilvy being produced at Warner Bros. by Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke.
The story centers on a young boy who, after his parents go missing, is sent to live with an eccentric uncle who turns out to be a crazy wizard known as a wrathmonk. Before the boy knows it, he is shrunk and banished to be a villager in his uncle’s toy train set and must figure out how to survive in the hostile environment.
The Hollywood Reporter says Evan Dunsky wrote the initial adaptation. Zemeckis and Rapke plan on using performance-capture technology.