Opus and friends waddle to the movies
The next biggest name in comics movies? Quite possibly Berkeley Breathed, who has three projects going right now.
His newspaper hero Opus (from Bloom County, Outland and of course the current Opus) is swimming its way to the theaters. Opus: The Last Christmas is scheduled for release December 19, 2008 from the Weinstein Company, with Breathed directing the project.
Breathed’s latest hardcover, Mars Needs Moms! is also headed to the screen with Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future, Forest Gump, Tales From The Crypt) set to direct. Breathed and Zemeckis are playing with the screenplay.
Finally, Breathed’s Flawed Dogs: The Year End Leftovers at the Piddleton “Last Chance” Dog Pound is also on the production charts, to be directed by Gore Verbinski, of Pirates of the Caribbean fame.
No word on Keith Richards’ availability on that last one.
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