Mon Sep 17 2007
Move over, Garfield.
Paddington Bear, British author Michael Bond’s brainchild, is stepping onto the big screen with his pea coat and marmalade-filled suitcase in tow, The New York Times reported today. Warner Brothers has bought the rights to 11 of the adorably disheveled hero’s adventures, and the resulting film will incorporate live action with computer animation. A producer of the ‘Harry Potter’ films, David Heyman, will produce; we’re already guessing that this just might be the next British import to break the bank in American multiplexes.
“Paddington himself was unavailable for comment, but it’s understood that he’s making the most of his leisure time before work on the film begins because undoubtedly, once it does, his paws don’t touch the ground,” announced the official web site of the now-cosmopolitan bear.