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Exclusive: Barry Sonnenfeld to Direct "Pig Scrolls" for Dreamworks Animation

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | April 8, 2010 | Comments ()

It's now time to look even younger, it seems, as Dreamworks Animation has tapped Barry Sonnenfeld to get to work on developing Pig Scrolls as a potential directing project. Pig Scrolls is based on a Paul Shipton novel about a talking pig (Gryllus) and his endeavors to save the world. Gryllus, who was once a member of captain Odesseus' famous crew, was transformed into a pig by the deity Circe. Set in Ancient Greece, the book makes many references to Greek mythology and includes all of the major Greek gods, as well as some minor deities.

In the Dreamwork's animated comedy, the fate of the world and of the Gods will all rest on the hooves of that talking pig.

Kirk DeMicco (Racing Stripes, Space Chimps) took the most recent pass at the adapting the script, which doesn't exactly inspire confidence, even where Sonnenfeld does. Sonnenfeld himself, obviously, has a number of other projects up in the air, including a possible Men in Black 3, The Spellman Files, and Swift, but all of those projects seem to be in the earlier stages of development, putting Pig Scrolls in a race for Sonnenfeld's undivided attention.

Dreamworks, by the by, also owns the option on the sequel to Pig Scrolls, should the first installment do well.

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