Sony Pictures Animation is currently developing a big screen adaptation of the failed 1980's TV series Manimal. Not sure why they have decided to move forward with a silly project like this based on such a terrible series, but it will be a live-action CGI hybrid film. They might as well pump this money into a awesome original film idea, it's not like Manimal has a built in market.
The 1983 NBC series was created by Glen A. Larson (Magnum P.I., Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica) and Donald R. Boyle and the story followed Dr. Jonathan Chase (William Conrad), a man with the ability to transform himself into any animal in the world, using his powers to fight for justice. He turned into a black panther in every episode. Larson will serve as an executive producer on the project.
For those of you not familiar with the series here's a couple of videos to give you a taste of it's ridiculousness. Check out the video and let us know if you think this movie will end up being a failure at the box office!
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