May 31, 2010
As you probably saw, Dilbert may be made into a live-action movie. I came across an article today about comic strips that deserve movies. With Marmaduke and Garfield getting their own movies, maybe some good comic strips could get a chance on the silver screen.
Here’s the list. What do you think?
- Calvin and Hobbes
- Get Fuzzy
- Spy vs. Spy
- Bloom County/Outland
- Liberty Meadows
- Little Nemo in Slumberland
- Zippy the Pinhead
- Prince Valiant
You can see the rationale for each at Television Without Pity.
May 26, 2010
According to Pajiba, Phoenix Entertainment and Intrigue Entertainment are set to produce a live action Dilbert movie.
Dilbert is one of the most popular (and one of the funniest, in my opinion) comic strips of all time, and the powers that be seem to think that director Ken Kwapis will be able to turn the comic strip into a workable live-action movie.
I think I speak for most people when I say I have my doubts. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any type of animation turned into something live action that wasn’t a complete mess. Animation gives the writer the freedom to do just about anything with their characters, and trying to put that in to the world where we live never seems to work.
What do you think? Can something like this work because of the strip’s success, or is the project doomed from the start?