According to Variety, Sony has aquired the rights to the iconic character Popeye the Sailor! As a life long fan of Popeye, this is great news to me. Not only is Sony a good studio but they have embraced their comic properties quite well in the past…Spider-Man anyone?
Speaking of Spider-Man, its producer Avi Arad has been attached to produce the Popeye film also. And Mike Jones is in negotiations to write it.
Its been 30 years since he was last on the big screen, and while seeing Robin Williams as Popeye is a guilty pleasure of mine, this will be a 3D animated film rather than a live action one.