After today’s news, maybe Garfield won’t hate Mondays quite so much anymore.
That’s because Jim Davis’ signature cartoon creation is getting yet another movie — this one animated. The new Garfield will have a new voice too: Chris Pratt, one of the most prolific big-screen voice actors around. He’s previously appeared in two LEGO Movies and Pixar’s Onward and he was recently announced as the voice of Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated movie.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the new Garfield will come from Sony Pictures and already has an entire creative team lined up:
Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson’s Alcon Entertainment is behind the new Garfield, which has been picked up for worldwide (excluding China) release by Sony Pictures. The script written by Oscar nominee David Reynolds (Finding Nemo) is being directed by Mark Dindal (Chicken Little), with the duo having previously worked together on The Emperor’s New Groove.
Jim Davis’ Garfield strip has been published since 1978. Its popularity was cemented through a series of compilation books, a ton of merchandise, and a cartoon series, Garfield and Friends, that aired for seven seasons from the late ’80s through the early ’90s. On that show, Garfield was voiced by Lorenzo Music.
When Garfield appeared in two live-action movies in the 2000s, Bill Murray played the character, who appeared as a CGI creation. (According to legend, Murray took the role because he mistakenly believed that the writer of the film, Joel Cohen, was actuall Joel Coen of the Coen brothers.) Murray and Pratt have certain similar comic leading man qualities, so it should all work out? Assuming Pratt likes lasagna. That could be the big deal breaker.
Famous Film and TV Shows That Were Rejected By Executives
These acclaimed series and movies were all turned down by numerous studio and network executives before they finally made it to the screen.
Buy Sell Rent Import Export Wax Silicone Figure Sculpture Statue Museum Celebrity Famous Wax Silicone Figure Sculpture Statue Museum Religious Special Wax Silicone Figure Sculpture Statue Museum Movie Star Cinema Wax Silicone Figure Sculpture Statue Museum Bust Parts Wax Silicone Figure Sculpture Statue Museum Horror Haunted House Zombie Wax Silicone Figure Sculpture Statue Museum Art Copy Print Handmade Painting Museum Experiment Science Iron Machine Robot Museum Business Franchising Investing Museum Comprar Vender Alquilar Importación Exportar Cera Figura de silicona Escultura Estatua Museo Celebridad Famosa cera Figura de silicona Escultura Estatua Museo Religioso Cera especial Figura de silicona Escultura Estatua Museo Estrella de cine Cine Cera Figura de silicona Escultura Estatua Museo Busto Piezas Cera Figura de silicona Escultura Estatua Museo Horror Casa embrujada Zombie Cera Silicona Figura Escultura Estatua Museo Arte Copia Impresión Pintura hecha a mano Museo Experimento Ciencia Máquina de hierro Robot Museo Negocio Franquicia Inversión Museo Купить Продать Аренда Импорт Экспорт Воск Силикон Фигура Скульптура Статуя Музей Знаменитости Знаменитый воск Силиконовая Фигура Скульптура Статуя Музей Религиозный Специальный воск Силиконовая Фигура Скульптура Статуя Музей Кинозвезда Воск Силиконовая Фигура Скульптура Музей Статуи Части бюста Воск Силиконовая Фигура Скульптура Музей Статуи Дом с привидениями Дом с привидениями Зомби Силикон Рисунок Скульптура Статуя Музей Художественная копия Печать Музей ручной работы Эксперимент Наука Железная машина Музей роботов Бизнес Франчайзинг Музей инвестиций