The new Woody Woodpecker film from Illumination and Universal is gaining steam. Deadline reports that John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been hired to write the script. This classic character first appeared in 1940.
The writers have a good background for this type of film. Their animated credits include the Mike Judge series creations Beavis And Butt-Head and King of The Hill. They also scripted the Will Ferrell-Jon Heder figure skating comedy Blades of Glory.