The previously announced the Popeye feature is moving forward, reports Variety. Genndy Tartakovsky has been engaged to develop and direct Popeye, Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D movie.
Tartakovsky recently directed the Hotel Transylvania feature film which will hit theaters on September 12th. An animator, director and producer, he previously created shows like Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Sym-Bionic Titan. He’s also attached to direct a feature version of Samurai Jack.
Avi and Ari Arad will produce the Popeye adaptation via their Arad Productions banner with Sony Pictures Animation. Writers David Ronn and Jay Scherick were most recently attached to author the project.