Wednesday, September 15th, 2004
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alvin and the Chipmunks might be singing their famous tunes on the big screen very soon. Fox 2000, 20th Century Fox Animation and Bagdasarian Prods. have teamed to develop a live-action/CGI feature film based on the popular characters, which have appeared on the radio, the small screen and numerous albums.
The Fox divisions acquired the feature film rights from the estate of Ross Bagdasarian Sr., who created "Alvin and the Chipmunks" in 1958. His son, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., and Janice Karman will produce.
A writer and director are being sought to bring the property to life onscreen.
Similar to what the studio recently did with the summer release Garfield: The Movie, the role of Dave Seville, the Chipmunks' adoptive father and musical coach, will be live-action, with the Chipmunks -- Alvin, Simon and Theodore -- to be computer-animated.