Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Half Human, Half ...

The trades tell us:

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have come aboard to produce Manimal, Sony Pictures Animation’s live-action/animation hybrid adaptation of the cult favorite 1980s TV show.

Key & Peele exec producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts are writing the script while Jimmy Miller of Mosaic is also coming on board to produce.

Hardly a favorite if it lasted only eight episodes. But if Ferrell and McKay want to pump new lift into the thing, who are we to complain. It'll create animation jobs.

They'll mostly be in Vancouver, B.C., but hey. Employment. And design and story development should happen at Sony Pictures Animation in Culver City, California.

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