Marvin the Martian Coming to the Big Screen
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 09:46:11
Marvin the Martian, a longtime Looney Tunes favorite, is finally getting his own movie. Warner Bros. will develop a feature film with Alcon Entertainment based on the Martian known for sporting both a Roman solider's uniform and basketball shoes. The film will be a hybrid of live-action and CGI footage.
Marvin first appeared in Looney Tunes cartoons all the way back in 1948, serving as a nemesis for Bugs Bunny. Marvin has often tried to blow up the Earth, but never succeeded with his nefarious plans. Rumor is the film will be marketed as family fare, with Marvin being shipped off to earth with the intention of destroying Christmas but cannot do the deed since he's trapped inside a gift box.
The company is currently looking to secure writers and directors for the film.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff