As of right now I know the well has truly run dry. Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the Manimal has been picked up by Sony Pictures. Sony plans to turn the concept of a man who can change into animals a CGI animated film. What’s next Turbo Teen?
In case you have forgotten or never knew what Manimal was/ is here is The Hollywood Reporter’s official synopsis:
“Manimal followed Dr. Jonathan Chase, a wealthy doctor with a mysterious past, who morphed into animals in order to help the police fight crime. The show, which starred Brit Simon MacCorkindale and Melody Anderson (who played Dale Arden in the 1980 movie Flash Gordon), was slaughtered by critics and trounced when it aired in 1983 opposite Dallas, then a ratings juggernaut. It was canceled after just eight episodes.”
If you can believe it, Manimal aired during “Must See TV” back in the day.
With Manimal on Sony’s slate that adds a third TV show turned into a feature film project for the studio this year. Manimal will join the sequel to The Smurfs and the Alf Movie.
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