According to Deadline, MGM will to adapt the popular picture book series Where’s Waldo into a live-action movie.
MGM motion picture group president Jonathan Glickman has secured the film rights to the franchise. Who would you cast as Waldo?
Here’s more from the article: “Created by Martin Handford and first published in 1987, Where’s Waldo? is one of the most recognizable characters in the world and a pop-culture icon. A publishing phenomenon with more than 55 million books sold worldwide from New York to Sydney to London to Tokyo, Where’s Waldo books are available in more than thirty-eight countries and have been translated into more than thirty languages. Where’s Waldo has also been spotted in gaming, selling more than 4.6+ million Apps for iPhone and iPad.”
Handford published seven primary books in the Where’s Waldo? series; the latest title, Where’s Wally? The Incredible Paper Chase, was released in 2009. The franchise’s non-picture book publications include fact guides, activity books and puzzle books. In addition to books and video games, the series has also spawned an animated television series, a comic strip and a magazine called Wally’s World. Do you remember the first time you tried to find Waldo? (via Shelf Awareness)
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