Popeye Gets CG-Animated Makeover

Sony Pictures Animation is planning a 3D computer-animated feature based on the classic comic strip “Popeye” says Variety.

Story details are being kept under wraps, but all the key characters including Popeye, his love interest Olive Oyl, his nemesis Bluto and his adopted child Swee’Pea will all be involved.

Mike Jones (“The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break”) is currently in negotiations to pen the script while Avi Arad is producing. Sony Pictures Imageworks will handle the computer animation, the same company developing the “The Smurfs” film.

Robert Altman directed a live-action film adaptation in 1980 starring Robin Williams.