Inspector Gadget will be the latest ‘80s property to receive a live-action adaptation, the first one since 1999.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, producers of this year’s live-action remake of ‘Aladdin,’ are setting their sights on bringing the beloved 1980s cartoon to the big screen for Disney. ‘Saturday Night Live’ writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell are the writers. Currently, there is no word yet on either a director or cast.
The previous ‘Inspector Gadget’ film, starring Matthew Broderick and Rupert Everett, is not fondly remembered. Between the poor humor, annoying characters, and committing series heresy by showing the face of Dr. Claw, the film was savaged by critics and flopped at the box office.
While this certainly takes the pressure off for surpassing the original film, it is yet to be seen how closely the new live-action film will hew to the original cartoon.
Writers Day and Sewell are also working on a reboot of ‘Home Alone’ for the Disney+ streaming service, which will presumably be the home for this live-action adaptation as well.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter