According to Deadline, actors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are in negotiations with MGM to produce a live-action movie based on the classic children’s book. Writing the project will be Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, two proteges of Rogen and Goldberg.
Where’s Waldo was first created by Martin Handford in 1987. Since then, Waldo has become one of the most iconic and recognizable characters in the world. In almost 30 years, more than 55 million books have been sold in over 38 countries and 30 languages. Additionally, Waldo has starred in iphone games, selling more than 4.6 million apps.
Previously Rogen and Goldberg collaborated on This Is The End, The Interview, and the upcoming Sausage Party. Even though these films are for adults, it is not likely that a Where’s Waldo movie would ignore the younger demographic.
We are definitely curious how the movie would pan out. With little to no story in the books, the only source material we have to go off of is 1991’s Where’s Waldo: The Animated Series. In the cartoon, Waldo and his dog Woof travel through time and space to solve mysteries and lend a helping hand. Interestingly enough, the show included Waldo’s Minutes where the screen would freeze for a full minute so the viewer can search for Waldo.
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Half-jokingly, we are hoping Waldo’s Minutes makes some sort of appearance in the movie. Maybe not a full minute, but at least a wide-open shot that pays homage to the books.
It will be awhile before we see anything concrete, so please enjoy the animated series below.