‘Thomas’ Buys Ticket to Big Screen

Thomas the Tank Engine will be made into a movie.

Last Updated: September 30, 2009 @ 11:15 AM

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is heading back out on the tracks.

The cheeky children’s book character is en route to the big screen via HIT Entertainment, which has hired screenwriter Josh Klausner ("Shrek the Third") to write a script for a feature based on the tiny-train world of "Thomas & Friends" created by the Reverend W.V. Awdry in the 1940s.
 
Julia Pistor of HIT Movies, a newly launched unit of Thomas caretaker HIT Entertainment, is producing the project. HIT also owns the Barney and Bob the Builder franchises, and it launched the film division to bring those family-oriented properties to the multiplex.
 
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.