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

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

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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…

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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

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