More Nostalgic Trash Coming from a 'Garbage Pail Kids' Movie Now
With board game adaptations like Battleship and Candyland coming, not to mention toys like Stretch Armstrong following in the footsteps of G.I. Joe and Transformers by making the leap to the big screen, there's no doubt nostalgia is alive in Hollywood, but I wouldn't exactly call it healthy. Now Tinseltown is really digging in the bottom of the well, or rather the trash can, as Deadline has word that former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is financing and developing a feature film based on Garbage Pail Kids, a line of Topps trading cards parodying Cabbage Patch Kids toys which turned into live-action feature in 1987.
As Wikipedia describes the crude but funny trading card series, each sticker card featured a Garbage Pail Kid character having some comical abnormality and/or suffering some terrible fate, and a humorous, word play-rich character name, such as Glandular Angela, Adam Bomb or Fryin' Brian. Michael Vukadinovich, who recently sold the Black Listed script The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto to Fox and Shawn Levy's 21 Laps production banner will write the script with short film and commercial director PES at the helm. The director recently had one of his short films go viral, and it might give you a sense of the film's style:
Anyway, Eisner is developing the film through his investment firm The Tornante Company, and it sounds like he might be desperate to feel some of that Disney magic again, though I'm not sure these gross, but revered, creations are the best way to go about doing that. In addition, our friends at Movies.com have crafted a list for all those Garbage Pail Kids fans of eight different weirdos who would be perfect to show up in the new film adaptation. But the real question is does anyone care?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Needless to say I am extremely pleased with this news.
Garbage Pail Kids on Mar 12, 2012
PES is directing!? Definitely interested!
Zeus on Mar 12, 2012
Many fond memories of chasing down the ice cream truck so I could buy these and hide them from my parents. Good times.
Groov on Mar 12, 2012
I actually like the Garbage Pail Kids movie. That short was good too, different approach for sures.
Crapola on Mar 12, 2012
"As Wikipedia describes..." Where did you learn how to write, the toilet store?
franumple on Mar 12, 2012
Love the Garbage Pail Kids! Loved the movie when I was a kid, but a friend of mine bought me the dvd a few years back for my bday, and it was awful. Not even enjoyably awful, but painful to watch. I still have it though. Nostalgia is a powerful thing. Anyway, looking forward to this!
grimjob on Mar 12, 2012
I care more about this than 90% of the other movie news..
Jim on Mar 13, 2012
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