Paramount & Nickelodeon to Smurf a Smurf Movie
Although the Smurfs are best known from their 1980s cartoon adventures, the characters actually go all the way back to 1958, when they were a part of Peyo Culliford's Belgian comic strip. The 2008 release date will commemorate the tiny blue buggers' 50th anniversary.
Screenwriter Herb Ratner has been enlisted to pen the smurfplay, although the plot is presently being kept under tight wraps.
Not at all surprisingly, Paramount and Nickelodeon are planning for the first movie to kick-start a three-chapter smurfogy.