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A Popeye the Sailor Man live-action movie is in development

A Popeye the Sailor Man live-action movie is in development

Popeye returns to the big screen.

The iconic Sailor and Spinach Man, who first appeared in comics in the late 1920s, will be the subject of a new feature film produced by Chernin Entertainment and King Features.

The project is currently in development as a big-budget film, with screenwriter Michael Calio attached (“Sexy Beast,” “The Family,” “The Sopranos”). This is the first live-action revisiting of the character since 1980. “Popeye” directed by Robin Willians. Directed by Robert Altman and co-starring Shelley Duvall as Olive Oil, the sailor's twisted love interest, the film was panned upon its release but has since gained cult status and critical reconsideration. It was also profitable, as Paramount Pictures released it on a budget of $20 million before grossing nearly $60 million worldwide.

Popeye celebrated his 95th birthday this year, after appearing in the 1929 comedy “Thimble Theater.” The character spawned animated features and series in his heyday, and may be one of the earliest templates for mass marketing across multiple generations. Two years ago, it was Popeye The name of the thing A major inspiration for the menswear collections of Moschino, Supreme and A Bathing Ape. Popeye is still the face of McCall's Farm spinach — in the cartoon, the vegetable provides the sailor with superpowers to defeat his enemies — which bears the Popeye logo and his face on canned goods.

Some devout fans (which Popeye still has) crafted a series of self made This year's movie trailers are all fantastical, and have received millions of views combined. these Trailers Imagining the character as an outcast warrior of Dwayne Johnson proportions, which could be the direction this creation is headed. The producers are in the process of tying up a studio partner.

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