As somebody who has grown up watching Tom and Jerry, filmmaker Tim Story says it was important for him to stay true to the vibe of the popular animated characters, created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, in his upcoming live-action adaptation.
The director, best known for Fantastic Four movies, believes with their slapstick, over-the-top physical comedy, Tom and Jerry transcend time when it comes to humour.
“What we’ve done with this film is to take this historical pair as you would normally see them in, say, a house, but put them on a much bigger canvas. Now, they’re inside a huge hotel and in the presence of actual humans. Not necessarily talking with them, of course, but definitely interacting with them. We stayed true to the original characters,” Story said in a statement.