It looks like Fox’s planned motion capture adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic book series Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard has become the first major casualty of Disney’s acquisition, with Deadline reporting that the House of Mouse has pulled the plug on the project just two weeks out from the start of production.
Mouse Guard tells the story of an order of warrior mice who battle foxes, eagles and other predators as the sworn protectors of their medieval-style realm.
The adaptation of David Petersen’s Eisner-winning comic was to be directed by Wes Ball (The Maze Runner) and would have featured a cast that included Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians), Andy Serkis (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones) and Idris Elba (Avengers: Infinity War).
According to reports, Disney executives felt that the “Game of Thrones with mice” project wasn’t a good fit for its slate, especially as it carries a large budget. The filmmakers are apparently now attempting to set it up elsewhere, including streaming service Netflix.