Hot on the heels of their announcing new ventures in the video game market and on Broadway, the Weinstein Company announced today that they've picked up the rights to several nursery rhymes with plans to adapt them into feature-length movies. However, like the upcoming 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,' these nursery rhymes will be given updated twists to make them more accessible to contemporary audiences.

Among the rhymes Weinstein picked up were 'Little Bo Peep,' 'Three Blind Mice,' 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat,' and 'Mary Had a Little Lamb.' Along with the announcement came news that Chloe Moretz has already signed on for 'Little Bo Peep: Vampire Nazi Hunter' (working title), which will arrive in theaters (in 3D, of course) on Oct. 15, 2012.

Additionally, Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are in negotiations to lend their voices to the animated 'Three Blind Mice,' while Duncan Jones ('Source Code') is at the top of the list to direct 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat,' a "sci-fi action-adventure featuring aliens who disguise themselves as zombies in order to defend against a monster invasion at sea," so says the press release. Meanwhile, Dimension will develop 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' into a low-budget genre vehicle about killer lambs who attack a sorority house. Casting for that begins next month.
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