April 4, 2009

The Pancake House Movie?

Not quite, according to Variety:

Illumination Entertainment has fast tracked "I Hop," a comedy that will be the Universal-based family film supplier's first live-action feature.
Scripted by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the pic focuses on an out of work slacker who, while driving home late one night, runs over the Easter Bunny. When the bunny can't hop because his leg is broken, the slacker must train to take over the job and save Easter.
Illumination topper Chris Meledandri will produce with John Cohen, and Universal is eyeing a spring, 2010 release for the film.
Cohen hatched the idea for the film. Illumination is looking for a star to play the slacker, and another to voice the Easter Bunny.
Meledandri, who as Fox Animation chief worked with Paul and Daurio on "Horton Hears A Who," has also hired the duo to script Illumination's first animated project. That film, "Despicable Me," has roles that are being voiced by Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Danny McBride and Kristen Wiig. The film will be released by Universal in summer 2010.
-Honestly...the pancake movie might have been better.


  1. If you enjoyed the movie Despicable Me, you’ll probably enjoy this Mr. Media Radio interview with screenwriters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul. They also wrote Horton Hears a Who! and are working on an adaptation of The Lorax.