Sometimes it's just impossible to keep an open mind about things, and ever since Warner Bros. announced their plans to develop a Marvin the Martian feature film back in July 2008, the studio hasn't really given much of a reason for anyone to do otherwise. Back then, the pitch revolved around Marvin landing on Earth just in time to destroy Christmas but "being prevented from doing so when he's trapped in a gift box" (via Variety).

Now, the LA Times reports Marvin the Martian has a director and two writers, all, unfortunately, working on the same lame premise announced back in 2008. Alex Zamm -- the director who brought you Inspector Gadget 2 and will soon bring you Beverly Hill Chihuahuas 2 -- will helm the project with Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove (George Lopez, Just Shoot Me! and Spin City writing/producing credits) working on the script.

But wait, there's more.

The producers are talking to "a number of stars", but one name that has come up is Mike Myers, which actually may be the one bit of good news in all of this. Because that ain't all folks, I saved the best for last. Marvin the Martian will be a "a CG creation" in a movie of live-action actors, with the tried-and-true template being Alvin & The Chipmunks. For my feelings on all this, I defer to Marvin: "You have made me very angry, very angry indeed!"
CATEGORIES Movies, Sci-Fi