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.
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.