Alex Zamm (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”) has been set to direct the film adaptation of Looney Tunes classic character Marvin the Martian for Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment says The LA Times.
Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove (TV’s “Spin City”) are penning the script about Marvin coming to Earth to try to destroy Christmas, only to find his plans are foiled when he gets trapped inside a gift box.
Marvin will be a CG character surrounded by live-action actors such as in films like “Garfield” and “Alvin & The Chipmunks”, and a star will voice the character with Mike Myers apparently coming up as a candidate.
Zamm is also signed on to direct “Hong Kong Phooey,” the film version of the 1970s Hanna Barbera cartoon which will probably not get underway until ‘Marvin’ is complete.
‘Marvin’ is currently aiming for a Holiday 2011 release.