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Tom McCarthy Digs Up Tommysaurus Rex
He'll adapt the comic book for Universal

06 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Normally found, in his writing and directing career at least, working on smaller dramas and comedies, The Vistor/WIn-Win director Tom McCarthy is not opposed to cropping up on big, high concept films as an actor. For a potential future stint behind the camera, however, he’s looking to tackle something with a little more mass. Universal has him writing and potentially directing the adaptation of Doug TenNapel’s comic book Tommysaurus Rex.

TenNapel’s book, which hit shelves via Image Comics in 2004, follows a boy trying to get over the death of his beloved pet dog. Moving in with his grandfather, he discovers a T. Rex in a cave, and quickly learns it isn’t the scary beast of legend. Before long, his huge new playmate is helping tackle our hero’s bully problem, but also causing serious concerns among the local townspeople.

Universal originally scored the rights to the book when it was first published, but despite several attempts – including trying to interest David O. Russell in the idea – nothing came of it. Despite a stint in turnaround, the project is now back at Universal, which is clearly hoping that Jurassic World will inspire a new round of interest in all things dinosaur and Tommysaurus Rex could ride the wave. Yet, given the film’s history, everyone involved will have to wait and see.

McCarthy, meanwhile, is in postproduction on his latest film, The Cobbler, which features Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi.


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