Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Marvin the Martian: The Movie
From slashfilm,Warner Bros has announced that they are developing a big screen hybrid live-action/computer animated feature film based on the classic Chuck Jones’ Tooney Tunes cartoon Marvin the Martian. No writer or director has yet been signed, but the pitch is aimed at the family demographic and will be packaged as a Christmas movie. Marvin comes to Earth to destroy Christmas but becomes trapped in a gift box. Yeah, the proposed plot for the feature seems to stray far from the original short toons which I fell in love with as a kid. It seems to me that Warner Bros took noticed the box office gross of Alvin and the Chipmunks, and searched for a property that they could use in a similar capacity. I still think they should make a Pinky and the Brain half-live-action/half-computer-animated feature.