Seth Rogen is reportedly in talks to produce a live-action Where’s Waldo film. Movie executives at MGM acquired the rights to the film in 2011 and Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir have written a script for the long-gestating project. It is unclear if Seth will star in the film, or if they have another lead actor in mind.
The highly-popular Where’s Waldo book series by Martin Handford was first published in 1987.
Seth’s producing partner, Evan Goldberg, has also been linked to the project. The pair has previously tasted success together with The Interview, This is the End, and upcoming animated film Sausage Party, which is slated for release this August.
They are also currently working on the highly-anticipated Preacher TV series, which is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo. The series is making its world debut at SXSW on Monday.
Preacher has been a passion project for Seth and Evan for some time, and the show is finally set to debut in May on network AMC. It will star Mamma Mia!‘s Dominic Cooper, who will tackle the lead role of Jesse Custer, a troubled Texas preacher who attempts to track down a god who has left heaven and forsaken his duties. Jackie Earle Haley is also onboard to play sick foe and Ku Klux Klan member, Odin Quincannon.
In addition to serving as a producer on the TV series, Seth will step behind the camera to direct the pilot episode.