The Tornante Company is set to finance and produce a feature film adaptation of the Topps trading cards series “Garbage Pail Kids” reports Deadline.
The card series began in 1985 as a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids and became popular enough to be banned in a lot of schools. Acclaimed short film helmet ‘PES’ (“Fresh Guacamole,” “Western Spaghetti) will direct from a script by Michael Vukadinovich.
The film’s producer, Michael Eisner, bought Topps in 2007 and this marks his first feature spinoff project with the company. Toby Ascher is also producing.