It has been over a year since I had heard that Sony and Columbia Pictures wanted to make a “Smurfs” movie. A part of me believed that somehow the idea had faded into obscurity after the studios execs realized what they were doing. Sadly, we are not that lucky.
Slated for a December of 2010 release, Variety reports that the Smurfs have signed a Papa. Raja Gosnell, director of such classics as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, will be bringing the ’80s hit TV show to the silver screen.
Following in the wake of live-action/animated fare like Garfield and Alvin and the Chipmunks, it is a pretty decent bet that ‘quality’ won’t be a term tagged to this project. My only hope is that exorbitant amounts of time and digital care go into creating Smurfette. Mmm… smurfy.