Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Suri Cruise To Voice Polar Bear Kunt In A Movie?
Everybody loves Knut, the polar bear at the Berlin Zoo, who turned one in December. Katie Holmes visited him with daughter Suri. So it's no surprise that Hollywood is now interested in turning Knut's life into an animated feature – starring one of his famous visitors. According to German newspaper B.Z., producer Ash R. Shah and his firm, The Animation Picture Company, which brought us the movie version of Garfield, offered the Zoo Berlin $5 million for the rights to Knut's story.
"With his friendly character, he's serves as an ambassador for the Earth's problems – climate change and the melting polar ice caps. A movie about Knut would affect people all over the world," Shah told the paper. Shah added of his plans, "I see the heartwarming relationship between Knut and his caretaker, Thomas Doerflein at the center of the movie ... Suri [Cruise] could speak the English voice of Knut." Knut has been raised by Doerflein at the zoo since his mother rejected him at birth on December 3, 2006. And no, Shah hasn't heard from Suri's agent yet.