Cardboard by Doug TenNapel optioned for Film

Doug TenNapel’s latest Graphic Novel “Cardboard” has been optioned for a film. :)

Cardboard film option announcement

Tobey Maguire is turning to “Cardboard” with some help from Fox Animation, WedgeWorks and graphic novelist Doug TenNapel.

Fox is optioning the recently published Graphix tome for its WedgeWorks banner to develop. Maguire’s shingle Material Pictures, TenNapel and the Gotham Group would exec produce. Chris Wedge will also produce.

TenNapel’s book follows an impoverished widower who gives a disappointing birthday present to his young son– a cardboard box. Making the best out of a bad situation, they turn the box into a boxer named Bill that magically comes to life, attracting the attention of a neighborhood bully with evil plans.

Cardboard optioned by Fox Animation and WedgeWorks – Variety

That’s great news!

I’ve had a good read of it now. It’s a great story with a good dose of action and adventure – awesome art. Highly recommend people check it out.

I haven’t read Cardboard (yet – I will do), but it’s had very good reviews by people and looks like a great story.

Cardboard is published through Scholastic Graphix and available on-line and in book stores – Doug TenNapel Comic Book page.