Paramount Looking to Reinvent Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

March 21, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Tom and Huck

In an age where Sherlock Holmes and Snow White are getting contemporary film treatments, why not delve into literature even deeper right? That's Paramount Pictures' thoughts as Heat Vision reports the studio is looking to give Mark Twain's classic literary characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn a makeover by following the duo as adults dealing with supernatural elements. As of now no plot details have been unveiled, but insiders say Huck and Tom will be similar in tone to that of Snow White and the Huntsman, a gritty, more mature themed tellin of classic literature. Sounds like the next comic book trend!

This wouldn't be the first time one of Twain's characters has seen a modification like this. After all, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen had Tom Sawyer as a grown up detective. Meanwhile, Hansel and Gretel are witchhunters (we're still waiting for that trailer), Abraham Lincoln is a vampire hunter, and before you know it, Philip Marlowe will be a paranormal detective. There's plenty of other stories like this in the works, but we won't hold our breath until any of them go before cameras. It's too bad Brad Renfro has passed away, otherwise he could team up with his Tom and Huck co-star Jonathan Taylor Thomas for the best sequel ever. Maybe Elijah Wood could take his place after his younger self led The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn years and years ago. A guy can dream, right?

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Is this the same one that will have Joel Courtney and Jake t. Austin?

Hi on Mar 21, 2012


No, that's a completely different project.

Ethan Anderton on Mar 21, 2012



Cory Lind on Mar 21, 2012


Mark Twain is rolling over in his grave... o wait could this be a plot line?!?!

happy camper on Mar 21, 2012


Well snowwhite was probably one of the worst movies I had to see on a plane. Nothing like turning it into a Dawson's Creek melodrama. Poor Twain what a sad day. 

Kimberly Wiltshire on Mar 22, 2012


Still nothing original from Hollywood, then. Oh wait, it's "gritty". That makes all the difference.

Max Renn on Mar 22, 2012

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