Very soon, Jake the magical yellow dog from Cartoon Network’s hit series Adventure Time could be makin’ more than just bacon pancakes. (As he’s famous for doing.) Because as a new report reveals, he might just be getting ready to star in his very own movie, alongside his buddy Finn, of course.
Adventure Time follows the adventures of Finn, a 12 year-old boy, and his best friend Jake as they fight to protect their beloved Land of Ooo and Princes Bubblegum from the dreaded Ice King. Plus, a lot of other stuff happens. Though the series is primarily marketed towards children, it has gained a strong cult following over the past five years among teens and adults, winning numerous awards and garnering 2 to 3 million viewers a week.
News of the upcoming feature film comes exclusively from Deadline, which says Warner Bros. is developing the cartoon for the big screen. The project will be produced by Chris McKay and Roy Lee, who recently recently worked together on The Lego Movie and are joining forces again for The Lego Batman Movie. Series creator Pendleton Ward will also have some involvement in writing and producing the film.
This news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to fans, since the series is already well on its way to becoming a huge franchise. Merchandise like video games, action figures and clothing have sold like hotcakes, and a comic book series released by KaBOOM! Studios has became a bestseller with numerous spinoffs.
The series already has a widespread and passionate fandom, which is just the thing that gets film studios excited to make a movie. And with the producing duo of McKay and Lee behind the scenes, Warner Bros. must be very excited to get the film into theaters.
One thing that could worry fans, however, is just how much input Ward will have on the movie. Just like on the series, he won’t be the primary writer, but let’s hope his original voice and vision doesn’t get lost in the transition to making a full-length feature film.
But what do you think, Screen Rant readers? Are you excited to see Adventure Time on the big screen? What do you hope they keep and change? Let us know in the comments.
Stay tuned for more news about the Adventure Time movie.