Tobey Maguire has signed on to voice the lead character in the adaptation of Doug TenNapel's graphic novel "Cardboard".
Fox animation has not yet tapped a director but Chris Wedge (the upcoming "Epic") is reportedly interested.
The story is described thusly:
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!
We will keep you updated as details on the project emerge.