One of the 20th Century Fox feature film projects that ended up getting cancelled during the merger between Disney and Fox was director Wes Ball’s (Maze Runner) ambitious Mouse Guard movie based on the graphic novel from David Peterson.

Set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents. 

The cast assembled was going to include Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok, Hobbs and Shaw), Andy Serkis (Planet of The Apes trilogy, Lord of The Rings trilogy, Black Panther), Jack Whitehall (Jungle Cruise), and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Maze Runner, Game of Thrones).

Weta Digital was lined up to handle the motion capture and visual effects.

While we likely won’t see the film come together unless Disney’s Alan Horn and Fox’s Emma Watts have a change of heart, but we luckily have a glimpse into the world they were trying build via concept art posted on Instagram by artist Derek Zabrocki.

“Here is a snippet of one of (hundreds) concepts I did for Mouse Guard directed by amazing dude Wes Ball. Thank you for all the constant support and good words it means a lot!”

Check out a bunch of the artwork Derek recently posted on his personal account.


Hopefully, Disney/Fox will reconsider and attempt to revive the project down the line.


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