Warner Bros. and Harry Potter producer David Heyman have announced plans to bring children's book star Paddington Bear to screens. Variety says the production will likely blend live-action with a CGI Paddington in the same style as such cinematic classics as Garfield, Stuart Little, and Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties, which should lend the character a nightmarishly disturbing, not-quite-real quality.
In the books, Paddington Bear was found at Paddington Station wearing a duffle coat, hat and Wellington boots, carrying a suitcase containing an empty jar of marmalade and wearing a label around his neck that reads "Please look after this bear, thank you." It's unclear how the tale will translate to modern times, where such a sight would clearly be seen as a bomb threat and destroyed by a police squad.
WB bears down on 'Paddington' film [Variety]