Paramount has hired the writing duo of Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson to pen an adaptation of the Image Comics title Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Created by Mike Bullock, Lions, Tigers, and Bears focuses on an 8-year-old boy, Joey Price, who finds out that his stuffed animals are responsible for protecting him from the monsters that reside in his closet. The studio originally acquired rights to the title a few years ago and Heat Vision reports that it would like to franchise the property as an “effects-heavy live action tentpole.” In addition to this gig, Epstein and Jacobson are also penning the script to an adaptation of their children’s book The Familiars. Sam Raimi will produce that pic with Doug Sweetland set to direct.
For more on Lions, Tigers, and Bears, hit the jump to check out a brief synopsis of the comic.
Here’s a brief synopsis for Mike Bullock’s Lions, Tigers, and Bears [from Wikipedia]:
A child’s instinctual need for the comfort of a stuffed animal is rooted in a reality long forgotten by the adult world. The hidden truth is that these companions have been defending children since the dawn of time. Follow young Joey on the adventure of a lifetime as he travels through the Stuffed Animal Kingdom, a journey that puts the fate of all the world’s children in his hands and brings him face to face with his destiny.