Mouse Guard to be adapted by Matt Reeves and Gary Whitta

Comic books are dominating blockbuster filmmaking at the moment, but here’s one of the more unusual adaptations to come along in a while: the graphic novel series Mouse Guard is being turned into a film. Mouse Guard

The best-selling series by David Petersen imagines a universe populated by anthropomorphic rodents, living in a quasi-medieval setting, focusing on a brotherhood of mice sworn to protect the ‘commonmice’. Think Game Of Thrones meets Stuart Little and you’re part of the way there.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The ApesMatt Reeves – swapping primates for rodents – is set to produce, while Rogue One’s Gary Whitta has been tasked with writing the script.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that 20th Century Fox is looking to bring the story to life using the same performance-capture technology that Reeves utilised to such impressive effect in Dawn, suggesting that the film would be a blend of live-action and CGI.

The series was first published in 2006 and has won an Eisner award for Best Anthology. A new series entitled The Weasel Wars is due later this year. If that all sounds rather silly to you, well, yes, we thought so too. But it is apparently very good.