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UPDATE 2021: A year ago a Reddit user posted this:
Everything we know so far:
They plan for it to be a “live action/CGI hybrid”
The studio that has the rights is the Chinese studio Alibaba Pictures, with the American company STX Entertainment co-producing
The producer is David Heyman (producer of the Harry Potter films)
The screenwriters are Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, who did the Kung Fu Panda films, a handful of King of the Hill episodes, Monsters vs Aliens, the Alvin and the Chipmunks sequels, and Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water. This fact, unsurprisingly, has fans worried about the film.
But no film as yet.
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There is bound to be a Warrior cats movie at some time in the not-too-distant future. Why am I so confident? Two main reasons. Firstly there is talk about it from fans and from one (or more than one?) of the authors – the following is extracted from Wikipedia:
“There are currently no planned Warriors movies; however, in an August 2008 author chat, Victoria Holmes said:
Hey, it’s the movie question! Well, we are in talks with a major Hollywood production company at the moment, but it’s the earliest possible stage, so there’s no script yet, or any plans for a release date. Things are looking much more hopeful than they were a year ago, but I can’t say there will DEFINITELY be a movie, nor can I tell you when it would come out. Sorry! But I promise I’ll keep you all posted if I get any more news.
Later in the chat, Holmes stated:
Which animation studio is working on the Warriors movies? We’re not at this stage yet, I’m afraid. We’ve got some big producers who are very interested in taking the project forward, and we may have a director who’s willing to work on a script, but we’re nowhere near finding an animation team or starting production. Sorry!
EDIT: Victoria has confirmed the movie will be CGI, with very realistic looking cats. She compares the style to Aslan of Narnia. The movie will be coming out in 2011.
WikiAnswers says this:
“Yes, there is one coming out in either late 2009 or early 2010 or maybe 2011. The actors are: Chris Brown or Zac Efron as Graystripe/Graypaw, Liam Neeson as Lionheart, Elijah Wood as Rusty/Firepaw/Fireheart/Firestar, Rihanna as Bluestar…
Not sure about this last quote. Not sure where it came from originally. Sounds made up – wrong? tell me…If the movie is all CGI (animation) then the actors would provide voices only.
And secondly, Warrior cats is absolutely made for CGI (computer generated imagery) and modern CGI has improved beyond recognition. People can look real. Cats who act like people can look real and do extraordinary things in a totally realistic way. Just look at Avatar. And what about a movie in 3D!? Man, that would be as cool as it gets. In fact modern three dimensional movies are made for a movie based on the warrior cats series. It could actually be allegory (if that is the right word) on modern life.
And of course it goes without saying that Warrior cats is very popular and has a universal appeal, a worldwide appeal. So a warrior cats movie is a must and a certainty. But it takes time to bring all the things together.
Here’s another quote from the WC Forum warriorcatclans2.wetpaint.com:
“IVE HEARD THAT THE RIGHTS TO A WARRIORS MOVIE HAS BEEN CLAIMED MY NEW LINE CINEMA AND IT WILL COME OUT IN 2011 AND FIREHEART IS VOICED BY ZAC EFRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!….ok, sorry for the caps…..now I have to calm down and stop screaming…….SO COOL!!……….our prayers
have been answered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“elijah wood for fireheart? that could turn out REALLY good, or REALLY bad. lol…as long as he’s not as whiney as in LOtR movies.”
The only question is, when?? And as the authors and agents were in talks about making a warrior cats movie in 2008 and as it takes about 3 years, as a guess, to prepare and make a movie the 2010-11 date seems about right for a warrior cats movie.
Hey, try this out…A feedback form/petition on the movie. You can see the spreadsheet results here (started 5-7-09) – the spreadsheet updates every 5 minutes: WC Movie Petition (opens in a new window please note):
This is just one of the many home made videos that were created as Warrior Cat Movie Previews.