Walt Disney Pictures have certainly lead the live action remake charge of late, with Maleficent (2014) and Cinderella (2015) already behind them, and Beauty And The Beast and The Little Mermaid arriving next year. Now news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Sony Pictures are the next studio looking to cash in on the latest remake trend, developing the beloved Peter Rabbit for a new audience.
Having recently taken the US by storm with his chat show antics, British export James Corden (Into The Woods) is in negotiations to voice Beatrix Potter's famous bunny in a live action and CGI blended adaptation, directed by Will Gluck (Easy A). Rob Lieber (Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) is on script duties, while Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class) is in talks for an as yet unnamed, non digital character role.
Sony Pictures' version is apparently set to revolve around the young buck and his ongoing war with big garden enthusiast, Mr. McGregor.
Corden will next be heard in DreamWorks' Trolls, and can currently be seen pretty much everywhere after striking viral gold with The Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke. Byrne will also next be heard, not seen, for DreamWorks, in Chris Miller (Shrek) and Tim Minchin's Larrikins.
Gluck will next direct Jackpot, starring Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), based on the 2011 Norwegian adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s bestseller.