'Sonic the Hedgehog' Director Jeff Fowler Is Making a Pink Panther Movie
Published Nov 19, 2020Sonic the Hedgehog was far better than it had any right to be (just ask Adam Sandler), so it only makes sense that the movie would get a sequel. On top of that, however, helmer Jeff Fowler has now established himself as a go-to reboot guy, so he's getting a crack at rebooting the Pink Panther franchise too.
Before he was selling insulation and other household items, the Pink Panther was the star of his own cartoon series. That was a spin off of the popular Peter Sellers film franchise, which was followed by a less-popular Steve Martin franchise. But it's safe to assume that the Fowler version will focus more on the animal.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by Fowler and written by Chris Bremner, who co-wrote Bad Boys for Life.
Plot details are scarce, but the film is expected to finally bridge the gap between the Pink Panther cartoons and the stories of Inspector Clouseau.
"Popular the world over, the legacy of the iconic Pink Panther has endured for more than 50 years and continues to be discovered by new generations," MGM's Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy said in a statement. "We are so happy to come together with Jeff, Chris, Larry, Julie, Dan, Jonathan, Walter and Ryan to bring one of MGM's most well-loved franchise back to the big screen and in a way audience have never seen before."
Here's hoping they don't make the titular Pink Panther look like a grotesque and weirdly ripped beast with unsightly teeth.