It looks like audiences will soon be able to see little blue creatures up close and personal in 3D. With Columbia Pictures set to bring The Smurfs to big screens across the globe in 2010, ComingSoon has learned the studio and director Colin Brady will adapt the classic fantasy property with 3D technology utilizing a mixture of CG and live-action.
Brady--who's previous credits include animation supervision on the Toy Story series and the E.T. special edition DVD--is helming the project, based on a script by David Stem and David Weiss
Plot Concept: "The Smurfs" were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford, known throughout the world as Peyo. "The Smurfs," originally called "Les Schtroumpfs" in French, were created for a Belgian series of comic books, first as minor characters. The villagers, known for their blue skin and small statures, spawned a line of statuettes, games, toys, theme parks and a hit TV series, which ran as part of NBC's Saturday-morning lineup from 1981-90.
Smurfs 3D will hit theaters December 17, 2010.
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