Where’s Waldo? hiding in a theatre near you

Chase Whale

June 2nd, 2009

In a six to seven figure bidding (thanks to Jim Brown for catching my previously written "biting." That's what I get for being too anxious to post and not letting my copy editor look over!) war against Warner Bros. - Universal and Illumination Entertainment have just nabbed the rights to make a live action feature of WHERE'S WALDO?, the extremely popular children's books dealing with a man (Waldo, just in case you didn't already know) who hid in colorful illustrated pages of large crowded scenarios. You can spot him by his red-and-white horizontal striped shirt, a hat, glasses and walking stick attire. No release date has been set.

No clue how their going to make this a full length film. Thoughts? Who do you think would best play Waldo?

Source Variety

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChaseWhale ChaseWhale

    Harold Ramis circa GHOSTBUSTERS

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/elizabentley elizabentley

    Nate Hartley – he's kinda young though…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/pthomason pthomason

    Andy Samberg could do it- He's got the hair!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChaseWhale ChaseWhale

    Ahh Yes, Samberg would be fit for the role. He\\'s got the comedic talents as well!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/KateErbland KateErbland

    Robert Pattinson. I kid!

  • http://twitter.com/gandthew/statuses/2004898136 gandthew (gordon and the whale)

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Garage_Sail Garage_Sail

    I really don't get the hype of Andy Samberg. His shorts warrant a fleeting chuckle here and there, but aside from a couple decent cameos the guy has pretty much done nothing but bury SNL further into the ground. I'm only 24 but I suppose the world of comedy is passing me by, I'm an old fart at heart.

    I can not believe we live in a world where a book based entirely on the needle in a haystack concept gets optioned for a movie, but is actually the cause of a bidding war.

    I believe that these ridiculous movie options (Monopoly, Stretch Armstrong, now Where's Waldo) are only setting up a Meet the Spartansesque sequel.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/erinpinon erinpinon

    I feel like the cost of extras wouldn't be worth it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lizrox04 Lizrox04

    OMG, I think Jim Carey would be a great Waldo!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lizrox04 Lizrox04

    Oops! I left out a R in Carrey.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChaseWhale ChaseWhale

    Carey\\'s the new Carrey!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChaseWhale ChaseWhale

    I do think Jim would be great as well – still don\\'t know how in the hell they\\'re going to make this into a full length feature.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChaseWhale ChaseWhale

    The extras are going to be the best part!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChaseWhale ChaseWhale

    You obviously haven\\'t seen HOT ROD or I LOVE YOU, MAN. Dude\\'s got comedic talent.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/elizabentley elizabentley


  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Garage_Sail Garage_Sail

    Hot Rod was terrible and his part in I Love You, Man was inconsequential.

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/ChaseWhale ChaseWhale

    Agree to disagree – I loved HOT ROD and I think it's one of the funniest films of our generation. And his part was very necessary in I LOVE YOU, MAN – it showed audiences that Peter Klaven's social life was so depressing, his father chose to hang with his gay son over him. In our biased society, that never happens.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Garage_Sail Garage_Sail

    I thought he only reinforced that idea, the very awkward interactions Peter had with just about anyone got the point across enough to me. I'll admit, he was funny in I Love You, Man, I just don't think he was really all that important. Maybe I am just bitter that he continues to bury SNL (in my opinion, anyways).

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