Alex Zamm, Mike Myers In "Marvin the Martian" Film?

12/22/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Alex Zamm ("Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2") has been set to direct the film adaptation of Looney Tunes classic character Marvin the Martian for Warner Bros. Pictures, says The LA Times.

According to the site: Warner Bros. and producer Alcon Entertainment are bringing aboard director Alex Zamm to oversee the misadventures of the cartoon alien. Zamm is an up-and-comer who is also signed on to direct "Hong Kong Phooey," the film version of the 1970s Hanna Barbera cartoon.

Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove (TV's "Spin City") are penning the script, which finds Marvin coming to Earth to try to destroy Christmas, only to find his plans are foiled when he gets trapped inside a gift box.

Marvin will be a CG character surrounded by live-action actors such in the manner of "Alvin & The Chipmunks," and "Garfield. The producers are talking to a number of stars but one name that's come up is Mike Myers, who is no stranger to voice roles given his work on the “Shrek” franchise.

Marvin the Martian was of course a nemesis of Bugs Bunny, but there’s no word on whether Bugs will make a cameo in the movie

I’m not sure why, but there’s something about computer-generated cartoon characters running around a live world that get people out to theaters. The first “Alvin and the Chipmunks” made a boatload of money, and prompted the studio to release a sequel.

With "Marvin the Martian," the studio is hoping that they can achieve that same level of success. I always thought he was a pretty cool character, but the story seems like it might be lacking something.

"Marvin the Martian" is currently aiming for a holiday 2011 release.

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