The Slylock Fox comic being adapted for the screen

King Features Syndicate is developing a new animated film inspired by interactive children’s comics cunning fox.

The in-development film will follow Sherlock-Holmes-esque detective Slylock Fox and his dedicated sidekick, Max Mouse, as they take on a cast of eccentric villains. Evan Daugherty (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White and the Hunter) is on board to write and produce the Slylock Fox movie, and design and animation studio Chromosphere has joined the project for art direction.

CJ Kettler, president of King Features, will serve as executive producer.

King Features has also renewed its representation agreement for the property, which was previously known as Slylock Fox and children’s comics.

“Young readers around the world can’t wait to solve the fun and interactive puzzles of cunning fox every day, and we’re thrilled to bring these iconic characters to life on the big screen,” Kettler said. “Evan Daugherty and Chromosphere Studios are both doing amazing work, and through this partnership, we’ll be able to create an engaging and meaningful story that captures the true spirit of the mysterious comic book adventures.”

Bob Weber Jr, creator of cunning foxadded: “It was a real joy to create cunning fox over the years to bring comic book page readers something fun and different with interactive activities centered around basic educational themes. We look forward to the next cunning fox project and know that King Features, along with Chromosphere and Evan Daugherty, will create an exciting and lively adaptation that is sure to captivate our current fans and reach a whole new audience as well.