Online comic adaptation will be Par's second non-DWA toon
After seeing success with its first non-DreamWorks Animation toon, Paramount is following up with “New Kid,” a bigscreen adaptation of the online comic from Penny Arcade.Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce through their Disruption Entertainment banner. Garry is Whitta penning the script. Story centers around the feeling of being a new kid in school, with an intergalactic twist: protagonist is the lone earthling in a school of aliens. Paramount’s “Rango,” its first animated project outside DWA, grossed more than $240 million at the worldwide box office.
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