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Simon MacCorkindale starred in the 1980s TV show 'Manimal'. Actor Will Ferrell plans to produce a film adaptation of the show.
The comedian will also be starring in the film adaptation.
The TV series Manimal, which was cancelled after one season in 1983, will be adapted for the silver screen. Just like Bruce Wayne, Dr Jonathan Chase is a rich ladies’ man with a secret: he can change into any animal he wants (he prefers black panthers and hawks, though).
Two years ago, Sony bought the rights to the series, which hadn’t been as successful as expected at the time. Now, however, it could benefit from the surge of popularity animals are currently experiencing on TV and in films.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who have worked together on Anchorman 2, The Other Guys and Step Brothers, will produce the film adaptation. They will be working with the original series’ co-creator, Glen A. Larson (Knight Rider, Magnum), while Jay Martel and Ian Roberts will be in charge of the script. The scriptwriters are currently working on Get Hard starring Ferrell.
The film will feature both real-life footage and animation. No release date has been announced yet.
Simon MacCorkindale was the original Dr Jonathan Chase in 1980s TV series Manimal. He died in 2010. — AFP Relaxnews
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