UPDATED-Director Announced! Live-Action Smurfs? On the Big Screen? In 3-D?!?

Posted on 08 July 2009 by Quaid

Alright everyone, time to get your best “smurfette” jokes ready.  Columbia and Sony Pictures are set to bring a “Smurf” movie to a multiplex near you.  But wait…there’s more.

smurfsThe film will NOT be traditional 2-D smurfilicious animation.  It will be live-action…with CGI smurfs.

That little tidbit of information kind of blows my mind.  The only live-action/CG cartoon adaptations we’ve seen so far have involved a number of human characters with our main CG elements peppered in.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t “The Smurfs” deal almost entirely with, well…smurfs?  In fact, the evil Gargamel is the only human character I can think of.

Which could make the photography on this interesting.  Is it going to be a series of empty, live-action background plates with CG smurfs doing all the acting and interacting with real-life props?  


No, I have a feeling we’ll get more human, live-action characters in some capacity. 

As if that wasn’t enough, ComingSoon.net reports that the movie will be released in 3-D.  If ever there was a movie that called for the ingestion of illegal substances, I think this is it.  Smurfs.  In 3-D.  On the biggest screen you can find.  

I just got cold chills.

Look for Smurfs 3-D in theaters on December 17, 2010.

UPDATE: They have hired Raja Gosnell to direct this movie.  This is the director of the live-action Scooby-Doo and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.  All hope I have for a fun, campy and crazy throwback movie is gone.  This will be shit.



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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Rachel Says:

    lol…copy on “shit”

  2. matt Says:

    I’m really hoping i won’t have to see this, and if so, i will need to be sufficiently altered…

  3. Quaid Says:

    Matt…Yeah, I was REALLY hoping this would at least be campy or off-the-wall. Too bad it will be done in the style of the atrocious scooby-doo. If they made it palatable to a late 20′s crowd, I could really see this one moving between the family crowd and the stoner crowd. But alas…Hollywood makes the safe bet yet again.

  4. Rachel Says:

    It really does seem like the Hollywood well has run dry.

  5. matt Says:

    Yeah, when they are making movies about little half naked blue men you know its bad. I mean the tv show had a hard enough time keeping my attention. But give it 60 minutes + in a movie setting and i can really see this one opening to a luke warm crowd and being on DVD within 3 months of its theatrical release. I didn’t like the tv show, let alone a movie… While hollywood is at it lets also make some more crappy movies from saturday morning lore when we all woke up early just to watch cartoons and eat Captain Crunch. My ideas, lets do the Snorks, Wuzzles, and the ever popular Gummi Bears… couldn’t be any worse than the smurfs…

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