Saturday, 5 June 2010

Marvin the Martian Movie

Marvin the Martian MovieDo you remember Marvin the Martian? Yep the popular cartoon character, a Martian wearing a Roman soldier's uniform (a reference to Mars, the Roman god of war). Well Warner Bros have greenlit the development of a Marvin the Martian movie. It won't be an all-CGI film but rather a blend of CGI and live action (like Alvin and the Chipmunks). No official release date yet though, but they're eying a 2011 release according to IMDb.

Director Alex Zam will helm the project based on a script by Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove. I heard that Actor Mike Meyers is likely to lend his voice to Marvin.

"Marvin the Martian is pitched as a Christmas story, with Marvin coming to Earth to destroy Christmas but being prevented from doing so when he’s trapped in a gift box."

I don't understand why Marvin the Martian would destroy Christmas rather than 'just' Earth (because the blue planet obstructs his view of Venus) like in the cartoon... Probably to increase the film's appeal to a family demographic or something like that... Also, it's hard to think about Marvin the Martian without Bugs Bunny or Duffy Duck around to foil his destruction plan... Who's going to stop Marvin the Martian then?

Anyway, hope to get more details about the movie Marvin the Martian soon!