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Where's Waldo movie

Jun. 1, 2009by: Omar Aviles

Where's Waldo Britney Spears Now that even bubblegum wrappers are being optioned to get the feature treatment, it should be come as no surprise that the popular children's book series "Where's Waldo?" has been optioned by Universal. Believe it or not, the project has been in the works for quite some time now with Paramount and Nickelodeon looking to get into production under director John Schultz from a script by Adam Rifkin, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who had worked on it at different stages of development. At the time the plot revolved around a thirty-year old Waldo accidentally activating a time machine and traveling through time. It's assumed the plot will be either revised and updated or just completely changed before going into production. Actually, this project probably stands a better chance to get into production and not rot in development hell (where it rightfully should) than most others.

Extra Tidbit: "Where's Waldo?" originated from a series of children's books titled "Where's Wally?" created by British illustrator Martin Handford.
Source: THR

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9:50AM on 06/03/2009

Depends...

Get the Apatow team to do it. I can just see Rogen saying, "Where's f'n Waldo?" over and over again. But, um, yeah, kids movie and all...
Get the Apatow team to do it. I can just see Rogen saying, "Where's f'n Waldo?" over and over again. But, um, yeah, kids movie and all...
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5:59PM on 06/02/2009
An even worse concept than making it a TV series.

At least the show was funny in its own ways.
An even worse concept than making it a TV series.

At least the show was funny in its own ways.
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3:45PM on 06/02/2009
Are they going to have a backstory as to why Waldo always travels in large crowds and always wears the same thing? Is he actually homeless and afraid of isolation?
I smell a tragic past!
The only way this could work is if Robert Downey Jr played Waldo..somehow he'd make it work.
Are they going to have a backstory as to why Waldo always travels in large crowds and always wears the same thing? Is he actually homeless and afraid of isolation?
I smell a tragic past!
The only way this could work is if Robert Downey Jr played Waldo..somehow he'd make it work.
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12:16PM on 06/02/2009
The only way this could work is if they do Mutant Gorillas idea
The only way this could work is if they do Mutant Gorillas idea
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2:04AM on 06/02/2009
They already had the cartoon, so it could work. Something like Inspector Gadget. Kids will watch anything.
They already had the cartoon, so it could work. Something like Inspector Gadget. Kids will watch anything.
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1:36AM on 06/02/2009
They should just show us a series of random events, from a bunch of different movies. From 300, The Dark Knight, The Notebook. Etc...And super impose Waldo in each scene. And give us 90 minutes to find him.

Then during the end credits...give us the answers.

Problem solved....
They should just show us a series of random events, from a bunch of different movies. From 300, The Dark Knight, The Notebook. Etc...And super impose Waldo in each scene. And give us 90 minutes to find him.

Then during the end credits...give us the answers.

Problem solved....
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8:34PM on 06/01/2009

already made

Hasn't this already been made recently in the form of "The Hangover"...?
Hasn't this already been made recently in the form of "The Hangover"...?
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8:08PM on 06/01/2009
I'm utterly shocked with u schmoes.. nobody has made the comment yet?

This is the dumbest fucking idea of all-time.
I'm utterly shocked with u schmoes.. nobody has made the comment yet?

This is the dumbest fucking idea of all-time.
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7:21PM on 06/01/2009

hell yeah

I loved these books as a kid. I even dressed up as Waldo one halloween as a kid. and by one halloween, i mena last year. And by as a kid, I mean, I was 24
I loved these books as a kid. I even dressed up as Waldo one halloween as a kid. and by one halloween, i mena last year. And by as a kid, I mean, I was 24
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6:46PM on 06/01/2009

man...

...that picture had me laughing real freaking hard.
...that picture had me laughing real freaking hard.
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6:38PM on 06/01/2009

Nuclear, Agreed!

They need to have it be a movie about searching for Waldo. Like ten minute prologue setting up Waldo with his friends, then he disappears, and the next 90 minutes are his friends searching for him. Then at the end they may or may not have found him. That actually could work, I think.
They need to have it be a movie about searching for Waldo. Like ten minute prologue setting up Waldo with his friends, then he disappears, and the next 90 minutes are his friends searching for him. Then at the end they may or may not have found him. That actually could work, I think.
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6:38PM on 06/01/2009
i see people in red and white striped shirts walking around and i'm strangely compelled to shout "THERE'S WALDO!!!". they don't think it's as funny as i do.
i see people in red and white striped shirts walking around and i'm strangely compelled to shout "THERE'S WALDO!!!". they don't think it's as funny as i do.
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5:41PM on 06/01/2009
They should have the main character trying to find Waldo and finding him within the last few seconds of the movie.
They should have the main character trying to find Waldo and finding him within the last few seconds of the movie.
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