Whoa, dude, he’s messing up the yarn! You’re f*ckin crazy, Heathcliff!
Most people remember Heathcliff as cheap knockoff of Garfield or not at all. But that won’t stop Hollywood from trying to make a movie out of it. Hell, they’re optioning bubblegum wrappers these days. Still, you have to feel bad for the guy who has to try to make it sound like a great idea. And by feel bad I mean want to put in a duffel bag and hit with hammers.
Irascible orange housecat Heathcliff will be getting a second life on the screen courtesy of a joint venture between family toon studio Magic Lantern Entertainment and rights holder FitzRoy Media. The two companies have pacted to develop a range of properties, from direct-to-DVD toons to a potential live-action theatrical feature, around the flabby tabby, updating the popular comicstrip character for the 21st century.
Translations: “Updating for the 21st century” = “Adding sunglasses to”. “Irascible” = “God I hate this job.”
“He’s not your typical cuddly kitty cat. He’s a really cynical, wisecracking character who has a contemporary perspective we could do a lot with,” said Magic Lantern prexy Jeff Segal. [Variety]
10 bucks says Jeff Segal carries moist towelettes around with him to wipe his dick after he pees.