80's nostalgia hitting rock bottom: MANIMAL

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  09 September 2012
80's nostalgia hitting rock bottom: MANIMAL


Originally Posted by Collider:
Fans of the short-lived TV series Manimal will be happy to hear that a live-action/CG feature adaptation is in the works. The series, which only ran for eight episodes at the tail end of 1983, centered on Jonathan Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), a crime-fighter who could change into any animal at will. The campy premise that was shredded by critics was apparently worthwhile enough to be picked up by Sony Pictures Animation for a possible adaptation. Coming off of the success of The Smurfs live-action/CG hybrid and with plans for a similar adaptation of Alf, the studio is currently mining 80s properties for all their worth.

I suppose if they do this with the right tone, it could be fun, and the animal transformation stuff should be a piece of cake now. But, still, sheesh.

On the bright side, it's not like they're going to be ruining a classic or something..though I'm sure ALF will end up feeling that way.

What's next? Automan? Riptide? I'd love to see a new version of Misfits of Science, but that's doubtful.
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