Director Eric Brevig - a visual effects supervisor whose done such films as "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Day After Tomorrow" has been tapped by WB to helm a half live-action, half-CGI reboot of Yogi Bear.
And I blame you, America.
All of you that went to see "Alvin and the Chipmunks" with your obnoxious, whining, loud-mouthed kids; all you people that like to wax nostalgic about your childhood entertainment; All you CGI geeks and family-friendly folks that know better, but went anyway.
I blame you all.
Because of your unthinking patronage to stupid, utterly inane movies like that, we are not only going to get another shovel-full of the Chipmunks with a sequel (officially called a "squeakuel," I shit you not), but since the idea of bringing back old cartoon stars from the small screen actually made money at the box office, more reboots are being designed to do the same thing, which is why a CGI Yogi Bear is now coming to the big screen.
Ever since Time Warner acquired the rights to Hanna Barbara's characters when they purchased Turner Broadcasting in the mid 90's, the execs at the shield have been greedily trying to figure out which cartoon corpses to dig up from their much deserved graves and reanimate (pun intended) into million-dollar cash cows.
"That 70’s Show's" Exec producers Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia will write the screenplay which, as the Hollywood Reporter states, "will offer a new take on the half-century-old title character and his sidekick Boo Boo, who get into a series of misadventures in Jellystone Park."
The film was originally going to be done in 2D, with "Surf's up" director Ash Brannon attached. When WB decided to make the film 3D instead, Brannon got the boot and Brevig got the nod.
Expect this nostalgia-pandering nonsense to hit the big screen some time in 2001.