Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Popeye Movie

Popeye Movie in 3DI guess know Popeye? Yep, the sailor, who consumes cans of spinach to give him bigger muscles and greater strength! Well the popular comic-strip character will show off his strength on the big screen in a not-too-distant future: Sony Pictures Animation intend indeed to develop an all-CGI animated movie based on Popeye.

Scriptwriter Mike Jones who's been hired to pen the screenplay of this new Popeye movie is thrilled by the job:

"I'm an unabashed, lifelong Popeye fan. Introducing this squinty-eyed sailor to a new generation also means reintroducing him to those who grew up with him."
Scriptwriter Mike Jones

The script hasn't been revealed yet. But they did confirm that Popeye's love interest Olive Oyl, their adopted child Swee'Pea, and Popeye's nemesis Bluto will show up. Producer Avi Arad also said said that the new version will cover the themes of friendship, love, greed and life, and focus on human strengths and human frailties. The film will of course be in 3D.

The movie Popeye may find a public, but I really doubt it's going to a huge success... To much competition nowadays for the sailor and his muscles to shine... But I guess parents will bring their kids to see the film out of nostalgia.
:)