Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors
Kyle Ward to adapt Daniel Simon's book
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 March 2014
First Look At Snoopy & Charlie Brown Movie
UPDATE: Teaser arrives for the new CG Peanuts 'toon
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Horton Hears A Who! (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paul Feig Producing Peanuts
Helping re-animate Charlie Brown and Snoopy

24 October 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

As announced earlier this month, there's a new animated movie in development at Fox about Charles Schulz's perennially popular comic strip creation Charlie Brown. Taking a break from the R-rated likes of Bridesmaids and The Heat, it now transpires that Paul Feig will be producing and overseeing Peanuts, which Steve Martino (Horton Hears A Who, Ice Age: Continental Drift) is directing.

The story is still under wraps, but the project has been kept in the Schulz family, with the screenplay written by his son Craig Schulz and grandson Bryan Schulz (along with Bryan's regular cohort Cornelius Uliano). 

“We have been working on this project for years," says Craig. "We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create... a Peanuts movie that is true to the strip and will continue the legacy in honour of my father. Collaborating with a talent like Paul is a great step forward. Knowing how Peanuts, especially Charlie Brown’s never-give-up-attitude, has influenced him throughout his life makes this partnership even more meaningful."

"Growing up, Peanuts was my Star Wars," Feig elaborates. "Charles Schulz’s characters influenced everything in my career, especially [Feige and Judd Apatow's teen comedy drama] Freaks And Geeks. I’m thrilled I finally get to be pals with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.”

The movie will coincide with Peanuts' 65th anniversary, arriving on screens – in the States, at least – on November 25, 2015. Feig's next gig as director will be spy comedy Susan Cooper, once again with Melissa McCarthy and, possibly, Jason Statham.


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

Doctor Strange Gets The Magic Green Light
The Sorcerer Supreme is in active development
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Gillian Robespierre And Jenny Slate Talk Obvious Child
Director and star on their acclaimed rom-com

The Empire Podcast #126: Jon Hamm Talks Million Dollar Arm, Mad Men And Beards
Plus Richard Ayoade pops in to talk about directing The Double

15 Of The Weirdest TV Cameos Of All Time
From Michael Palin in Home And Away to Ian McKellen in Corrie

Updated: The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

The Many Deaths Of Sean Bean
The actor talks us through his on-screen offings

Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)