Bazooka Joe Becomes A Film

Mark Hammer has signed on to pen “Bazooka Joe”, a feature film adaptation of the bubble gum comic strip for Tornante Co. says The Hollywood Reporter.

Joe, who wears an eye patch for reasons never explained, has child-friendly misadventures, sometime joined by various friends like Pesty, Mort, Toughie, Hungry Herman, love interest Jane and a dog named Walkie Talkie.

Bazooka, the gum and the comic, are part of trading card company Topps’ stable which Torrante’s Michael Eisner purchased in 2007.