Now that Avatar has bagged a few Oscars, we can finally move on and focus on the original blue-skinned creatures—The Smurfs.
Sony has bagged the rights to produce Smurfs: The Movie, which will be a blend of animation and live action, according to Moviefone. A roster of Hollywood stars will lend their voices to the little blue creatures.
The fantastic Neil Patrick Harris is giving life to the “lead Smurf,” although insiders have yet to reveal which Smurf exactly. I’m betting on Brainy Smurf or Vanity Smurf. Other celebrity voices are: Katy Perry as Smurfette, Alan Cumming as Gusty Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, and Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf.
Directed by Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Smurfs will begin filming next month and will be out in July 2011.
Sing with me now: La-la, la-la la-la, la la-la la-la…