Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Jennifer Lawrence In Talks For Darren Aronofsky's New Film
But she's dropped out of The Rosie Project
Kate Winslet Set For Lee Miller Biopic
She'll play the American model, artist and war correspondent
LFF 2015: The Lady In The Van
It's always the prime of Ms Maggie Smith
John Sayles Writing Django Lives!
Franco Nero will be back as the classic gunslinger
Lionsgate Wants To Turn Z-Men Into A Movie
Secret Service, meet zombies
New Promo For The X-Files Revival
Are we truly alone?
Daredevil Season 2 Trailer Online
Say hello to The Punisher and Elektra
Leonardo DiCaprio Plans Volkswagen Scandal Movie
Exhuming the car manufacturer's body of lies
Seth Rogen Plans TV Series For The Boys
Another Garth Ennis comic gets the small-screen treatment
Charlize Theron To Star In The Gray Man
Taking over the action thriller from Brad Pitt
New Road House Gets A Director
Nick Cassavetes is in the frame
New International Poster For Daddy's Home
Ferrell Vs. Wahlberg Round Two - Ding Ding!
More Movie News

Where's Wally? He's Now At MGM
Book character moves studios

07 November 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Where's Wally? He's Now At MGM

To those in the US, he’s better known as Waldo. But whatever you call him, the man in the red and white-striped jersey and bobble hat is still best known for Martin Handford’s long-running book series, which features huge crowd scenes. The object of the book? To find Wally in the scrum, of course! Back in 2009, Despicable Me creators Illumination Entertainment nabbed the rights to the books. But after a couple of years of little development, he’s now in residence at MGM.

According to a statement put out by the company (and picked up by Deadline), MGM is looking to feature the character in a live-action adventure for family audiences. Well, you wouldn’t expect a gritty, guns ‘n’ drugs tale, would you?

“We are thrilled to be bringing the search for Waldo to the big screen. Along with our partners at Classic Media, we look forward to making a worldwide adventure that will appeal to Where’s Waldo? fans of all ages,” blabs MGM’s Jonathan Glickman. There are no writers or directors attached yet, though we bet both Ryan Gosling and James Franco will be rumoured to take the lead. Or not…

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Stephen King's Rose Madder To Be Filmed
And the Dome TV series has a writer
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Wheres Wally Plot -
Really I can't see this working as a film. Love the books. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 10:05 on 08 November 2011 | Report This Post

Wheres Wally Plot -
I think a Bourne Identity style live action film would be awesome, think about it, Wally a special forces agent has his memory wiped and now the hunt is on to find wally who doesnt remember who he is but does remember his special skills! More

Posted by dahdoc at 08:02 on 08 November 2011 | Report This Post

My Screenplay Submission For This Film
n Freeman: (narrating) Where's Waldo? Philip Seymour Hoffman: (dressed as Waldo, waves to show his position) Here I am! Morgan Freeman: Oh good. More

Posted by misterseashells at 00:21 on 08 November 2011 | Report This Post

I remember a cartoon series of Wally I watched as a kid. That was very funny. Hopefully a movie can do the franchise justice. More

Posted by sifter132 at 21:09 on 07 November 2011 | Report This Post

The 666 Greatest Horror Movie Characters
Be afraid, be very afraid...

14 Things You Didn't Know About Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller unveils the secrets of his apocalyptic wasteland

A-List Directors, interviewed by Sam Mendes
Nolan, Spielberg, Fincher, Whedon and more…

Stephen Frears On The Program
'To me, this was a crime story'

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)