Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register now to see X-Men: First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Zack Snyder Finds a Cyborg
Ray Fisher cast in Batman/Superman
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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Magazine's 300th Issue: Guest-Editted By The World's Greatest Directors!
Spielberg, Abrams, Mann, Whedon, Fincher, Coppola and many, many more!

Video: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann And Kate Upton Talk The Other Woman
Prepare your mind for the concept of 'dog ball plumage'

The Best Barry Norman Anecdotes From His Empire Podcast Interview
From nearly punching Robert De Niro to the real story about ‘And why not?’

Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film

20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month 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)