How do you pointlessly add eight figures to the cost of an already pointless Marvin the Martian live-action/CGI movie? Make Mike Myers provide the voice! Because Shrek, you know? Says the LA Times:
The Marvin picture now also has writers -- Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove, two television veterans (they've written and.produced shows like "Spin City") who also are writing the upcoming "CHiPS" movie.
And the producers are talking to a number of stars. One name that's come up is Mike Myers, no stranger to voice roles given his work on the Shrek franchise.
The plot for "Marvin" will remain what it was when it was first announced in the summer of 2008: Marvin comes to Earth to try to destroy Christmas, but his plans are foiled when he gets trapped inside a gift box.
Sorry, any number of talented voice actors who could easily replicate the already-distinctive voice of the popular Looney Tunes character for a fraction of the price: your names unfortunately don't have the distinction of being associated with The Love Guru.
Hey, a Marvin the Martian movie? That's a cartoon from my childhood I could tolerate seeing on the screen. I mean, as long as it's not in the live-action meets revolting CGI style of Alvin and the Chipmunks or Garfield. Of course it is:
Warner Bros. is launching development of a "Marvin the Martian" feature at Alcon Entertainment, with principals Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove producing along with Steve Crystal.
Project will blend live action and CGI.
Crystal, a former Warner exec with a first-look deal at Alcon through his Charlie Co. banner, developed the pitch 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.
Does anyone else think the idea of Marvin destroying Christmas, rather than just blowing up the earth, makes him a far more despicable character? You can want to blow up a planet because of comically inflated delusions of grandeur, but wanting to destroy Christmas (whatever "destroying" Christmas would actually entail)? That's just being an asshole.
Johnson and Kosove told Daily Variety that "Marvin" will be aimed at the family demo along the same lines as Alcon’s "Racing Stripes" and "My Dog Skip."
Thank you for providing the demographics in the only language I understand: Frankie Muniz movies. That clears up a misunderstanding I had where I thought this was going for an Agent Cody Banks-as-a-martian thing.
WB to develop 'Marvin the Martian'