Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Pop quiz: Children's books coming to a multiplex near you
One of these live-action feature films, based on popular kids' books, is fake. Which?:
--Where's Waldo?, based on the completely plotless picture books about a guy in a striped shirt who might be hiding from the law or an ex-wife or something. It's not really clear. Whatever, people are looking for him in crowds.
--Walter, the Farting Dog, based on the picture-book series about a flatulent family pet. Disney's Jonas Brothers are attached to this project, to be helmed by the Farrelly Brothers (gross-out kings behind the distinctly R-rated There's Something About Mary).
--Everybody Poops, based on the how-to manual for children, with illustrations of animals and people pooping. Will Ferrell is attached to this project; director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, the upcoming Where the Wild Things Are) has expressed interest, but has not yet signed.