A new Pink Panther movie is in the works, and it’s coming from the man who helmed Sonic The Hedgehog movie. Jeff Fowler will direct the film, while Bad Boy For Life‘s Chris Bremner will pen the script.
Rideback, the production company behind 2019’s Aladdin and The Two Popes, are producing. Also producing are Lawrence Mirisch and Julie Andrews. Walter Mirisch, who executive produced the original and father of Lawrence Mirisch, will executive produce.
Little is known about the plot for the live-action/CG-animated hybrid, but it reportedly follows a smooth operating inspector who, thanks to a traumatic event, now has a pink panther for an imaginary friend. The latter, although he doesn’t speak, does help solve the case.
“Popular the world over, the legacy of the iconic Pink Panther has endured for more than 50 years and continues to be discovered by new generations,” said Michael De Luca, MGM Film Group chairman, and Pamela Abdy, MGM Film Group president, in a statement. “We are so happy to come together with Jeff, Chris, Larry, Julie, Dan, Jonathan, Walter, and Ryan to bring one of MGM’s most well-loved franchise back to the big screen and in a way audience have never seen before.”
At the time of reporting, there’s no word on who will star in the film.