It looks like Charlie Brown will try to kick that football on the big screen once again.
Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, the folks that brought you all of those “Ice Age” movies and the latest string of Dr. Seuss adaptations, have just bought the rights to make a new CGI and likely 3-D adventure. Imagine it, there will be depth to Lucy’s therapy booth!
The new film is expected to hit theaters on November 25, 2015, which will mark both the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz’s original comic strip and the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the only Peanuts movie that really matters.
Those fans out there who might despair at the thought of a modernized, CGI-ified, and 3D-icized Snoopy can take some solace in the fact that Craig Schulz, son of Charles, wrote the screenplay.
Craig Schulz released a statement with the announcement, saying, “We have been working on this project for years. We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film. I am thrilled we will be partnering with Blue Sky/Fox to create a Peanuts movie that is true to the strip and will continue the legacy in honor of my father.”
With the Schulz family’s close involvement, we very well could see a new Peanuts movie true to the original strip and the first few specials, but if we’re hedging our bets, we’d guess that Woodstock will be replaced with Scrat.
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