Where's Waldo? In a Probably Bad Movie

June 2, 2009

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Ah, yes, there is still more of my childhood to stripmine. Variety is reporting that Universal and Illumination Entertainment have purchased the film rights to Where's Waldo (née Wally), the tedium-based Martin Handford book series that got me through several family trips to North American geological formations between 1990 and 1993.

Set to be a "live-action family pic," one can only assume the studio will shy away from the obvious choice of showing still images for ten minutes a piece and instead go with something along the lines of the cartoon series, an RV-like film following one family's search for the character, or, if we're lucky, a somber pseudo-travelogue about a lonely man finding himself more and more obscured in a world full of striped beach towels, patterned castle flags, and ever-increasing public apathy (starring Steve Coogan in the title role).

At least the novelization should be interesting.

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