‘Huck’ Wants to Get All Supernatural on Mark Twain
Paramount is developing a new “supernatural” version of the old Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn story by Mark Twain with producers Peter Chermin, Dylan Clark, and Matt Lopez. The film is simply titled ‘Huck.’ And it will be unlike any other Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn story you’ve ever seen.
Since classic literature is too dusty and unexciting, necessitating a stream of popular revisionist revamps like ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ and ‘Android Karenina,’ Paramount has decided to give this version of Mark Twain’s high school essential a try with a spec script by Andy Burg. The script presumably replaces every colloquial utterance of the N word with “BOO!”
THR reports that the classic tale of the troublemaking Tom and Huck is “described as a re-imagining in the vein of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ focusing on Sawyer and Finn as adults. There also are supernatural elements to the script.”
Tom and Huck: Ghost Hunters? Maybe by “supernatural elements,” what they’re really trying to say is, “this guy has been watching a lot of that hit CW show ‘Supernatural,’ so we’re pretty confident it’s just like that, but these kids aren’t brothers, and that is a TV show. This is clearly a movie.”