'Paddington' Poster

'The Mighty Boosh' director Paul King brings Michael Bond's Paddington Bear books to life in 2014.
Those perplexed by the idea of a Benji reboot (sorry, saddies, it's not a dramatization of the Good Charlotte Staying Alive DVD you picked up at the Hot Topic in 2007}, may be even more perplexed by the idea of a Paddington movie based on Michael Bond's popular British children's book series from the late 1950s that centered on an immigrant bear from Peru who gets adopted by the English Brown family and is given the name Paddington Brown.

Then there are those of us who will forever associate the blue coat wearing, very polite, yet troubled anthropomorphized human predator with Arnold Drummond and a telltale smudge of grape jelly. By any account, the film feels 40 years over do. And it could easily be scoffed at as a preschooler project on level with Thomas the Tank Engine and Curious George.

That is, until you realize that the movie, which will be a live-action CGI mix about Paddington's friendship with the son of his adoptive family, is directed by Paul King, the imaginative visual maverick behind The Mighty Boosh and Bunny and the Bull. He's considered in some circles to be the next Tim Burton, which makes us think we shouldn't be so quick to write Paddington off as tyke-oriented fluff.

We have the first poster, which seems to have been ignored until Bleeding Cool ran with it. The film comes from a producer of the Harry Potter films, so it sounds like its in good hands.

Paddington Poster

Paddington comes to theaters December 12th, 2014 and stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Samuel Joslin, George Newton. The film is directed by Paul King.



Sources: Bleeding Cool

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Comments (11)

  1. Cripple

    Really excited for this. Loved these books, and Paul King is absolutely perfect to bring this to the big screen.

    2 years agoby @crippleFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    I loved these books when I was a kid!.

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. Vamp

    Now all we need is an Amelia Bedelia movie!

    2 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  4. Hooky89

    such great books and cartoon. cant wait

    2 years agoby @hooky89Flag

  5. the Narrator

    Yet another childhood character I seem to have missed out on... for which I am actually quite thankful. I'm usually opposed to live-action films that feature animated characters, but it was never confirmed that that was what this film would be. I'll stay tuned until a trailer is released.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    What's Paddington?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. skywise

    My mom used to read these to me when i was a kid. I have her to thank for my love of reading and Paddington Bear too!

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. ejk1

    This could be good.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. Rudy

    lol Harrv Potter.

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  10. artkid04

    oh my god, this is going to be exciting!!

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  11. ROFLitschristian

    Meh. Nothing too exciting.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag