A Few Earthlings Beamed Up for the Marvin the Martian Movie
It's been almost exactly a year and a half since Warner Bros announced they would be bringing the classic Looney Tunes alien Marvin the Martian to the big screen in his very own feature film. Since then, we've heard absolutely nothing regarding its development. But now LA Times Hero Complex is reporting that WB has found writers in Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgrove (who are writing the upcoming CHiPS movie), as well as a director in Alex Zamm (who is also helming the upcoming Hong Kong Phooey movie). Not only that, but apparently Mike Myers is one of the top choices to provide voicework for the nasal challenged Martian.
One thing that hasn't changed since the film's announcement in 2008 is the film's plot which will apparently find Marvin coming to Earth to try to destroy Christmas, but his plans are foiled when he gets trapped inside a gift box. Really? That's a detail that escaped me back in the day, but that just sounds absolutely ridiculous even if he has the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator. Anyway, filmmakers are hoping to release the movie, which will combine a CG Marvin with live-action environments and actors much like in Alvin and the Chipmunks, around the holiday in 2011. Considering that Marvin was best when being foiled by Bugs Bunny or his arch enemies, The Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, I'm not sure a film like this can sustain itself.