Where’s Wally film announced by MGM

Where's Wally or is it Waldo?

Where's Wally bookFirst we ponder Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, and now MGM has announced that they have acquired the rights to make a Where’s Wally? film.

Known in the US as Where’s Waldo?, for “Wally” proves as elusive a concept to the Americans as a Philosopher’s Stone, the character was first created in 1987 by British illustrator Martin Handford, with readers challenged to find Wally in double-page spreads filled with other characters and red-herrings. The books have sold over 55 million copies around the world, with 4.6 million apps for the iPhone and iPad.

“Waldo is the most searched-for character in the world,” said Eric Ellenbogen, co-CEO, Classic Media. “With thanks to MGM, fans everywhere will find Waldo in movie theaters with his motion picture debut.”

Is this idea completely ridiculous? Well, we know nothing of the creative forces that will be involved in the film yet, or what form it will take. Let’s not forget that there was a animated series that ran back in 1991-1992 during the height of the Wally/Waldo craze, in which Wally/Waldo and his crew would travel the world and help solve mysteries. The screen would also freeze for a minute with a puzzle for viewers to solve.

We can see it now: Where’s Wally…in 3D.