Tobey Maguire is set to voice the leading role in the Fox Animation adaptation of Doug TenNapel’s Cardboard, Variety reports. Released earlier this year, the indie graphic novel is officially described as follows:
When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.
Cam’s down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it’s the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!
Although not a lock as a director, producer Chris Wedge (the upcoming Epic) is said to be interested in helming the project.