Long known to produce either small or big screen productions based on Marvel Comics characters/superheroes, Avi Arad now is surprisingly going mechanical. Toy company Wowwee Ltd. announced Wednesday, March 7 that it has struck deals with Arad's studio, Avi Arad Productions, to make a film feature about its toy-like biomorphic robot Robosapien.
"We are thrilled to be working with Avi Arad," Wowwee Group president Richard Yanofsky commented. "He is the ideal person to successfully translate Robosapien's lifelike characteristics and endearing personality into a compelling and entertaining story. Watching Arad bring Robosapien to life will be a dream come true."
Meanwhile, Arad, in his response to the collaboration, has also expressed his delight on landing the chance to bring the beloved icon the big screen.
"The toy industry is my first love," so he said. "And Robosapien has intrigued me since he was introduced. He has all the right elements to make a family feature film with the ability to touch people on an emotional level."
In working on the untitled project, Arad is said to make the movie as a combination of live-action and CGI with an eye for a theatrical release in 2009. No words yet on the cast lineup and film crew, so keep sticking to this site for the flick's updates.