Tobey Maguire and Fox to Adapt "Cardboard" Graphic Novel
Variety reports that Fox’s WedgeWorks banner and Tobey Maguire’s production company Material Pictures have optioned the recently-published graphic novel Cardboard by writer/artist Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim). The graphic novel centers on an impoverished widower who gives his young son a disappointing birthday gift of a cardboard box. The pair turn the box into a boxer named Bill, who comes to life. Chris Wedge (Ice Age) is reported to be eyeing the director’s chair for the film, and Maguire may have the option to voice a character.