Two projects based on world-famous properties you probably loved growing up are inching just a little bit closer to the big screen. MGM has tapped Todd Berger to adapt Martin Handford‘s children’s book series Where’s Waldo? into a feature, while over at Warner Bros., Invictus and Sherlock Holmes writer Anthony Peckham has entered talks to do a rewrite of Matt ReevesThe Twilight Zone. More details after the jump.

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Days after the announcement of a Jennifer Lopez-produced Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? film comes news that the similarly elusive Waldo, of the Where’s Waldo? books, is getting his own big-screen project as well. MGM has acquired the film rights to the Classic Media property, with an eye on producing a live-action “family adventure” about the character. More details after the jump.

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Where’s Waldo? To Become Feature Film

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US readers will know him as Waldo, UK readers as Wally but seeing as he was created and first published in the UK, I’m taking the Wally option for this post. Whatever you want to call the little fella anyway, he’s once again on his way to the big screen, this time courtesy of Universal. Until recently, Paramount were planning a Where’s Wally? picture bet they put it into turnaround after which, as The Hollywood Reporter have it, “the rights [...] have been bouncing around between entities”.

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