Well, well, it looks like Jake the Dog and Finn the Human might just make it to the silver screens after all, if that’s what you “Adventure Time” fans have always wanted!
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network Studios are in the process of developing a film version of what is said to be one of the most popular shows on Cartoon Network. Series creator Pendleton Ward has been tapped to help write and produce the film, alongside “The LEGO Batman Movie” director Chris McKay.
“Adventure Time” has come a long and far away since its first episode, having gone on to become the network’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed properties, which includes games and comics in addition to the show. It follows the escapades of 12-year-old boy Finn and best friend dog Jake who fight fiercely in a quest to protect their beloved Land of Ooo, usually from the Ice King who is searching high and low for his Princess Bubblegum.
The series is based on a short produced for Nicktoons and Frederator Studios’ animation incubator series, “Random! Cartoons”. After the short became a viral hit on the Internet, Cartoon Network picked it up for a full-length series that previewed in March 2010, and officially premiered in April 2010.
Said to be heavily inspired by the fantasy role-playing game “Dungeons & Dragons” as well as video games, “Adeventure Time” is produced via hand-drawn animation.
A number of celebs have previously lent their voices to the fun romp through the Land of Ooo, including George Takei, Pee-Wee Herman’s Paul Reubens, Neil Patrick Harris, and Andy Samberg.
The animated feature project will be produced by the winning combo of Chris McKay and Roy Lee, although no release date has been announced as of yet.
We’ll update all y’all with more details as soon as we have ’em!