Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are set to revive MGM’s stalled adaptation of “Where’s Waldo?”
The Tracking Board reports the longtime collaborators will produce the project, which has been at the studio since at least 2011. Before that, it was in development at Paramount Pictures and then Universal Pictures.
The live-action family film is based on the hit series of children’s books by English illustrator Martin Handford. As you likely know, Waldo is a world traveler dressed in a red-and-white shirt, glasses and stocking cap who sets off on adventures through space and time, often appearing in colorful, crowded scenes in the past, present or future.
According to The Tracking Board, an early version of the script played up the time-travel element, with Waldo accidentally activating a time machine, forcing him to find a way to get back to the love of his life, Wilma.