Tartakovsky takes the 'Popeye' helm
EXCLUSIVE: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA helmer Genndy Tartakovsky is attached to develop and direct POPEYE, Sony Pictures Animation's 3D take on the familiar sailor man, reports Variety's Rachel Abrams.
Avi and Ari Arad will produce under their Arad Productions banner with Sony Pictures Animation. As of November, scribes David Ronn and Jay Scherick were attached to pen the script.
Popeye, the spinach-loving seaman who first appeared in the "Thimble Theater" comicstrip in 1929, spawned numerous spin-offs, including one of the longest-running series of animated shorts and Robert Altman's 1980 film starring Robin Williams.