Hey, remember Where’s Waldo? You’re school library probably had a ton of them, hours and hours of hide and seek goodness as you scour each page for a bespectacled beatnik in a striped red shirt and hat with a walking stick. Sometimes he’s with a dog and a woman that looks and dresses suspiciously like him, and you, the reader, are asked to find them too. Yeah, well it’s now going to be a movie. Many have tried to bring Where’s Waldo to the big screen before, but now the dynamic duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are going to try and find a way to make Waldo a movie.
According to The Tracking Board, Rogen and Goldberg have signed up to produce Where’s Waldo? for MGM. So far the two have only been contracted to produce, but they do also have a background as writers and directors too, so who knows how deep they might go into the project? Heck, Rogen kind of looks like the fatter, bearded Waldo, so who knows how much he and Goldberg might get invested in making Where’s Waldo?
One thing’s for sure, Rogen and Goldberg are likely to start from scratch on Waldo. Marc Hyman, Adam Rifkin, Adam Cooper, Michael Berg and Todd Berger have all previously worked on the Waldo script, which supposedly involved Waldo time traveling and being stuck trying to find a way home to his beloved Wilma. Presumably, it also was going to be about people trying to find Waldo, otherwise the entire justification of the effort would have come undone.
Where’s Waldo was created by Martin Handford and published by Classic Media in 1987, and has sold over 50 million books worldwide. Surely if Rogen and Goldberg were finally able to crack Preacher for TV, they can get a Where’s Waldo? movie on the big screen. I guess we’ll find out.
Source: Geek Tyrant