Will Ferrell and Adam McKay To Produce Manimal Film
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.22.2014
Another big-screen adaptation of a TV show...
It was reported back in 2012 that Sony Pictures Animation were developing the 1983 NBC series Manimal as a live action/CGI hybrid film. Not much has been heard about it since, until today at least, when Deadline reported that Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are set to produce the film. There is no word on whether Ferrell will star, but McKay does not appear likely to direct.
The original series followed Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), a man with the ability to transform himself into any animal in the world, using his powers to fight for justice. It ran for eight episodes before being canceled; MacCorkindale played the role fifteen years later on an episode the show Night Man.