Paramount Reinventing Mark Twain’s Huck and Tom


Two of Mark Twain’s beloved fictional characters introduced way back in 1876 are getting a 21st Century makeover at Paramount Pictures, which has picked up Andrew Burg’s spec script Huck and Tom with Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Matt Lopez producing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Not much is known about the story, although Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, the two boys introduced in Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” who grew popular through their mischievous adventures in four books, multiple films and television shows, will be portrayed as adults and there will be a supernatural element to the film.

Huck and Tom joins Burg’s other Paramount project, Hellified, a supernatural action flick that Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing.