Genndy Tartakovsky, who makes his feature directorial debut with Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania later this year, is attached to direct a 3D animated take on the classic character Popeye for the studio, according to Variety.
Last November, Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs, Zookeeper) signed up to write the screenplay. There are absolutely no story details available, although it’s safe to presume there’ll be some spinach involved, although it will be released in 3D.
Popeye was created in 1929 by Elzie Crisler Segar, and first appeared in the Thimble Theater comic strip. The character has been showcased in a number of animated shorts, the 1960 TV series Popeye, and director Robert Altman’s 1980 live-action Popeye that starred Robin Williams.