Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to Turn TV Series 'Manimal' Into Movie


Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to Turn TV Series 'Manimal' Into Movie


Jay Martel and Ian Roberts will write a fresh treatment for the shape-shifting man Jonathan Chase in a live-action/animation hybrid remake.

The big-screen take on vintage TV series "Manimal" was first announced in 2012, and now moves forward with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as producers. "Key & Peele" executive producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts are tapped to write the script for the live-action/animation hybrid adaptation.

The original series starred Simon MacCorkindale and Melody Anderson. It centered on Dr. Jonathan Chase who is able to turn himself into any animal he chooses and he uses this ability to help the police solve crimes. It ended its run after only 8 episodes, but developed a cult following.

"Like 'The Catcher in the Rye' or 'The Sound and the Fury', 'Manimal' has always been one of those elusive projects every producer dreams of taking to the silver screen. I know the movie will be funny and entertaining but will it be the first film to win a Pulitzer? We'll just have to see," McKay said.

© AceShowbiz.com


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