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Tom and Jerry’s classic cat-and-mouse chase is coming to the big screen and taking place in the real world.

Tim Story (Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer) is set to direct the film from Warner Bros.’ Warner Animation Group. The movie, scheduled to start shooting in 2019, will include real-world footage with an animated Tom and Jerry added in—think along the lines of Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Space Jam

There isn’t any casting news about the dynamic duo, and there reportedly won’t be. The two main characters will, as usual, primarily communicate with physical comedy and won’t be voiced.

According to a Variety exclusive, Warner Animation Group has some other big projects coming down the pipeline. Ryan Coogler‘s Space Jam sequel, another live-action hybrid, is also filming next year, and the studio is developing a Wile E. Coyote vs. ACME hybrid.

In terms of fully animated features, the studio has tapped Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) to be creative producer for a new Scooby-Doo film. It has an expected release date in the first quarter of 2020.

Additional planed features include The Cat in the Hat, The Jetsons, The Flinstones, and a Lego Movie sequel.

h/t: IGN

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is a senior editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covers all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.