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Mortadelo and Filemon: now a 3D movie, Warner Bros acquires rights
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:50

mortadelo-filemonThe Spanish favorite comic strip characters, Mortadelo and Filemon, become a feature-length 3D animated Spanish film, and Warner Bros. acquires Spanish rights.

 

Hollywood Reporter reports that after box office successes with 2 previous, live-action films with the same characters, production houses Zeta Cinema and Peliculas Pendelton have proceeded to develop a a 10-million euro 3D animated film.

 

Mortadelo and Filemon is one of the most popular Spanish comic strip series by Francisco Ibãnez, with 190 books now published in more than a dozen countries (under different nicknames) over a period of 50 years.

 

javier-fesserThe film is now in pre-production. The Oscar-nominated Javier Fesser (who also helmed the successful live-action version of Mortadelo & Filemon) directs the 3D film.


Fesser also writes the script, along with Cristobal Ruiz and Claro Garcia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 17:24