Where’s Waldo? Well, The Tracking Board is reporting that frequent collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Knocked Up, Superbad, This Is the End) will soon be on the hunt to find the cartoon icon for MGM.
Having first acquired the rights back in 2011, a potential Where’s Waldo? feature film has been collecting dust on the studio’s shelf ever since, but today’s report – unconfirmed though it may be – is the first tangible sign of life.
Based on Martin Handford’s classic literary series, the live-action film would bring the bespectacled traveller to the big screen with a time-travelling twist, with TB noting that an early draft of the script featured Waldo inadvertently activating a time machine. Numerous books have imagined the elusive protagonist travelling through time, after all.
Whether that core premise is still in the same shape today is up for question, particularly considering that Marc Hyman, Adam Rifkin, Adam Cooper, Michael Berg and Todd Berger have all had a crack at the screenplay while the family feature languished in development.
There’s no official word from MGM about the status of Where’s Waldo? Nor if Rogen and Goldberg are indeed attached. While we await to see how this story develops though, the creative duo will soon be bringing R-rated animation Sausage Party to next week’s SXSW 2016 film festival. A Preacher TV series and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising are also on the pair’s jam-packed slate.
Source: The Tracking Board