It’s been years since we last heard about the possibility of a Where’s Waldo movie. Last we heard it was being developed by producer Chris Meledandri by his Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. Even Paramount Pictures was rumored to be involved at one point, with Like Mike and Aliens in the Attic director John Schultz attached.
Now another announcement has been made that see’s Waldo finding yet another home. This time MGM will be taking a crack at Waldo. President of Motion Picture Group Jonathan Glickman made the announcement, which will see the Martin Handford character getting its own feature-length live-action family adventure movie.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the search for Waldo to the big screen. Along with our partners at Classic Media, we look forward to making a worldwide adventure that will appeal to Where’s Waldo? fans of all ages,” with Classic Media co-CEO adding “Waldo is the most searched-for character in the world. With thanks to MGM, fans everywhere will find Waldo in movie theaters with his motion picture debut,” said Glickman.
Is Waldo even a deep enough character to bring to the big screen? What do you think?