In the wake of the tremendous box office receipts being generated by The Lorax (currently at over $130 million domestically), Illumination Entertainment has announced their intention to adapt another classic Dr. Seuss story, The Cat in the Hat. Rob Lieber will adapt the tale for a 3D CG animated feature.
The Cat in the Hat was published in 1957 and tells the story of a young brother and sister stuck inside their house on a rainy day. Their parents gone, the pair — against the better judgment of their fish — let a mischievous cat into their house.
The Cat and the Hat was previously adapted into an animated television special in 1981 and a live-action feature in 2003 with Mike Meyers playing the lead.
Lieber, a relative newcomer, is also adapting the children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at 20th Century Fox.