Sony and 'Hotel Transylvania' Director Genndy Tartakovsky Developing 3D 'Popeye'

Posted 5:54 PM June 25th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Popeye the sailor man will show the nutritional benefits of eating one's spinach in a new animation from Sony Pictures Animation. According to Variety, Sony's animation arm has come to an agreement with Hotel Transylvania's director Genndy Tartakosky for him to develop and direct Popeye for the studio. Of course, it'll be in 3D.

David Ronn and Jay Scherick worked on the latest revision of the script but with Tartakovsky on board, additional work may be needed or maybe even a complete rewrite.

Variety mentioned that Tartakovsky is also attached to direct a feature adaptation of Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack, so depending on how urgent that project is (probably not very), Popeye may have to wait in line.

Tartakovsky made his name with the Cartoon Network working on several popular shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack, of which the latter two are his own creation.

Hotel Transylvania is Tartakosky's feature debut, and it is scheduled to come out in theaters on September 21, 2012. The movie features the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg.

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