Tracking Board. Take this info with a healthy grain of salt, but it looks like the long-gestating movie adaptation of the best-selling children’s book series has landed two of the most unlikely names you could think of — Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.Finally heading to the big screen, according to an unconfirmed report from
The pair have been working together in movies since the old days of Knocked Up and Superbad to the more recent, star-studded This Is the End. They’re even working on an animated musical called Sausage Party, about anthropomorphic food items in a grocery store, so perhaps a Where’s Waldo? movie isn’t too farfetched for these guys after all.
The books are more games than stories, though, with readers asked to find the obscured Waldo and his red-and-white-striped sweater in the midst of crowded images. When the film was announced by MGM, who landed the rights in 2011, the project was described as a “live-action family story,” while Tracking Board further states it centers around a janitor-inventor who embarks on adventures through time and space. (Some of the books in the series saw Waldo traveling throughout history). Rogen and Goldberg are said to produce the film, though the report doesn’t stipulate whether or not they’ll write or direct.
The Where’s Waldo? movie was once set up at Paramount and Nickelodeon before the rights bounced to Universal. When MGM earned the rights, Todd Berger (It’s a Disaster) was brought on to work on the script, which was also drafted at various points over the years by screenwriters like Adam Cooper and Michael Berg.