Still Going Ahead with That 'Yogi Bear' Movie

February 25, 2009


After close to five months of silence about Warner Brothers' plans for a Alvin and the Chipmunks-style (worst style) Yogi Bear adaptation, I was starting to get my hopes up that maybe the studio had forgotten about it, or at least that they'd switched to making my idea for a revamped Speed Buggy. Not the case, though. They were just waiting to lock down the director of Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D:

Eric Brevig is picking up Yogi Bear's pic-a-nic basket.

The director has come on to helm Warner Bros.' feature take on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, which will be produced as a 3-D project.

The WMA-repped Brevig, a longtime visual effects supervisor whose credits include "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Men in Black," directed Warners and Walden's "Journey to the Center of the Earth," a 3-D pic that earned more than $230 million worldwide in the summer.

Sounds like Brendan Fraser just got odds for playing Ranger Smith, meaning the chances of this being unwatchable just went from "almost definitely" to "George of the Jungle."

Eric Brevig to helm Yogi Bear feature [THR]

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