According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount will create a re-imagined updated story for Twainâ€™s literary classic. The focus of the film will be on the pair as adults and even will have supernatural twists in their adventure.
The title is currently shortened to be called â€œHuck.â€
The project will be produced by Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark (â€œRise of the Planet of the Apesâ€) and Matt Lopez.
In the 1876 Mark Twainâ€™s novel, it follows two all-American teenagers on certain adventures.
Several films and television adaptations were made from Twainâ€™s material with the 1995â€™s â€œTom and Huckâ€ as the latest adaptation that starred Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro. There is a Jo Kastner-directed film â€œTom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finnâ€ due out next year that will star Jake T. Austin and Joel Courtney.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter