Holy Smurf, Here Comes The Smurfs

Sony Pictures Animation is bringing the classic cartoon characters “The Smurfs” to the big screen in a live-action/animated feature reports Variety.

Originally created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre ‘Peyo’ Culliford, the blue skinned miniature villagers started life as a comic book, but eventually became most famous for a hit TV cartoon TV series which ran throughout the 1980’s.

David Stem and David Weiss (“Shrek 2,” “Shrek the Third”) are in negotiations to pen the screenplay. Jordan Kerner (“Charlotte’s Web”) is producing.