DreamWorks in final negotiations for Mice and Mystics adaptation
Variety has brought word that DreamWorks Animation is in final talks to bring the Plaid Hat tabletop game Mice and Mystics to the big screen.
The game, created by Jerry Hawthorne, is a role-playing adventure following players loyal to the king who are imprisoned in a seaside castle and turned into mice by the evil Vanestra. They must fight their way out of the castle as they face dangerous foes including rats, cockroaches, spiders and the castle’s house cat, Brodie.
The film adaptation, which is being currently being produced by Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Jon Berg, is being directed by Alexandre Aja (Horns) and co-written by Aja and David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman). Vertigo’s prior credits include The Departed starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Lego Movie starring Chris Pratt, The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds and It starring Bill Skarsgard.
Aja, who’s well-known for his work in the horror genre on fan-favorites including High Tension, the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes, the 2010 remake of Piranha 3D and the 2013 fantasy horror comedy Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe, is currently working on the alligator horror movie Crawl for Paramount Pictures starring The Maze Runner‘s Kaya Scodelairo.