Happy July Everyone!
So a couple of days ago a teaser poster made its way online. This poster is for a movie not expected until 2014. That movie is Paddington!
For any of you that are unfamiliar this this cuddly chap, Paddington Brown is an extremely polite bear that regularly gets himself into trouble. He also adores marmalade sandwiches and cups of cocoa.
Honestly, I was excited as hell when I heard the news of a Paddington Bear adaptation, and seeing a poster has amped that excitement up so much more (even with a date so far away and potentially post-end-of-the-world). I grew up watching that fluffy little fella and read a few of the books too. I am seriously a little bit in love with him.
The film is being written by the same guy who wrote Mr Beans Holiday (take from that what you will) and will feature a CGI Paddington within a live action world. I'm not sure how I feel about this as I truly think that the stop-motion teddy used in the original TV series had such a great charm, more-so than any computer generated creation could. But I can't judge just yet as there have been no official images besides this poster and CGI has come an awful long way in recent years, heres hoping for something much improved from the awfully rendered Scooby-Doo (shudder) from 2002 or Smurfs (cringe) from last year. Fingers crossed that Paddington lives up to the hype that I'm placing on it.
Anywho, here's the poster. What do you guys think? Anyone else as excited as me? Probably not.