‘Where’s Waldo?’ Movie Snags a Writer

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 2nd, 2013 at 8:51 am,

A Where’s Waldo? Movie is in the works, can you spot it?

MGM is once again plundering our collective childhood and has tapped screenwriter Todd Berger to write the script for a live-action movie about the sneaky and beloved wanderer Waldo.  No names have been attached to star thus far.

The “Where’s Waldo?” books - a creation of famed illustrator Martin Handford – feature Waldo dressed in a red-and-white shirt and carrying a magic walking stick, hidden in plain sight in large crowded scenes.  One advantage to a Waldo movie is that  there is wide margin in the way the character can be interpreted.

Details are murky given the film’s slated release date for summer 2015.  Berger still has to finish up It’s a Disaster, a comedy he wrote, directed, and stars in with Julia Stiles, David Cross and Rachel Boston.  But hedoes seem like the right fit for a  Waldo movie, based on the buzz surrounding his script for The Happy Time Murders, which has Cameron Diaz set to star.

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The real question we all have is: what will a Where’s Waldo? movie be about or look like?  The object of the books was simply to spot Waldo in incredibly large scenes.  This definitely gives wide leeway to experiment with the script, but how would the filmmakers add the element of finding Waldo into the film?  One way of course would be to employ the usage of 3D technology.  Here 3D might actually be put to proper use.  Finding Waldo could be as easy as putting on your 3D glasses at certain points, or maybe Waldo could pop out at you at the right time during a harrowing moment in the movie?

The possibilities are endless given the wide latitude a book with no words gives you.

Now that Where’s Waldo? has a writer, a director and stars can’t be far behind. We’ll keep you posted.

Source: THR

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  1. Strange. Where I live his name is Wally, so I wonder how they’ll deal with that issue. Otherwise you’ll get non Americans saying “Who the f*** is Waldo?” hahahahaha

  2. shouldve just made candyland already

  3. If I remember correctly you also had to find some scrolls and wizard like character as well. Maybe Waldo would have to a find the missing scrolls and his neighbors would be asking, “Where’s Waldo?”. And every time he visits a place and finds a scroll he would take off again and people he met there would ask,”Where’s Waldo?”.

    Or they could do it like Where in the World is Carmen San Diego or I think there was actually a cartoon of Where’s Waldo in the early ’90s and they could use that as a template.

  4. This is an early April Fools joke. Seriously their can not be a single soul in Hollywood dumb enough to approve this. If this isn’t a joke there is no saving Hollywood.

    • I bet this guy hated the new Alice in Wonderland and doesn’t like the trailer for Battleship. I think Where’s Waldo could be a funny idea. Excited!!

      • Well seeing how I haven’t seen Alice yet but I want too, and Battleship looks alright. And no, Where’s Waldo? Is not a funny idea. Nor is Candyland, quigie board, Monopoly, or others. Not everything needs to be a film.

  5. Hey I’ll take this over reboots, remakes, and re-anything. Hollywood is just following one of it’s trends. I’m sure silent films and black and white films will be all the rage again in a few years.

  6. It should be a spy thriller similar to “Enemy of the State” or “The Bourne Identity.” The CIA’s top operative, code-named WALDO, goes missing. Was he captured? Did he defect? Did he go rogue? Everyone’s wondering “Where’s Waldo?”

  7. So if we find Waldo we have to immediately leave the movie theater??

    • You should get a partial refund depending on how fast you find him.

      I’m surprised this isn’t going to be a “dark and gritty” version, where you have to find Waldo before he kills again…..

  8. There WAS an animated “Where’s Waldo?” series in the 1990s. I remember watching it. There is also the Bourne Identity style parody trailer for a Where’s Waldo movie on YOUTUBE