Prepare to feel pleasantly nostalgic, as the beloved locomotive with the slightly creepy face, Thomas the Tank Engine, is chugging his way back onto the big screen courtesy of Mattel Films
and Marc Forster
's production company 2Dux²
. Described as a mixture of CGI and live-action akin to Alvin and the Chipmunks and Detective Pikachu
, the script for the new take on Thomas & Friends
is ready to go with director Marc Forster on board to helm the project.
"Thomas has been a personal favorite of mine since childhood," said Marc Forster. "I couldn't be more excited to be working with Robbie and the entire team at Mattel
, and embarking on this beautiful journey with such a timeless property."
Forster is best known for directing the apocalyptic action horror World War Z
starring Brad Pitt
and the twenty-second movie in the James Bond franchise and second starring Daniel Craig
, Quantum of Solace