Walt Disney Pictures is adapting Matsuura Tokihiko’s manga series “Tuxedo Gin” as a movie under the title “Tux,” it has been learned. It is not entirely clear whether the film will be live-action or animated, though reports so far seem to suggest the former.
“Night at the Museum” co-writer Robert Ben Garant will be handling the screenplay. Paul Young and Peter Principato will produce, along with VIZ Media’s Jason Hoffs and Shogakukan’s Ichiro Takase.
The story follows a “young street fighter who falls into a coma and learns that he has lived his life so selfishly that he only has enough karma points to be reincarnated as an animal 15 pounds or less.” He ends up choosing to become a penguin because it is his girlfriend’s favorite animal, and he is determined to carry out enough good deeds to earn back his former body.
The deal for the movie rights reportedly took almost two years to close. There are no details yet on when the movie is planned for release.