By Lanford Beard
March 16, 2012 at 05:37 PM EDT
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EW has confirmed that Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are working on a 3-D animated production of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Spurred by the recent box-office domination of The Lorax, the reboot will hope to succeed where Mike Myers’ 2003 live-action iteration of the 1957 classic failed. As initially reported by Deadline, Rob Lieber (who’s adapted Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Fox) has signed on the write the script, and Audrey Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss (né Theodore Geisel), will serve as executive producer. No release date is projected at this point.

As previously reported, Illumination is also working with Johnny Deep on a Seuss biopic.

Read more:

EW Review: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

Box office report: ‘The Lorax’ stands firm with $39.1M, while ‘John Carter’ fumbles with $30.6M

EW Review: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

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