Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to the Where’s Waldo property in hopes of turning it into a movie.  There’s no word on what the plot will be about, but when the Where’s Waldo Now? options were over at Paramount it featured a time traveling hero.

The plot of that project revolved around Waldo, now 30, ending up traveling through time after accidentally activating a malfunctioning travel machine.

Adam Rifkin (interviewed on the Major Spoilers Podcast) had a hand in that script, but as of today, there is no word on who will write or direct the Universal version of the movie.

via THR

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  1. Salieri
    June 2, 2009 at 9:01 am — Reply

    I await the Tetris, Scrabble and Mad Libs movies with bated breath.

    Did you hear about Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe & Monopoly: The Movie? See, if it was me directing, the giant hat would just be a giant hat shuffling about and devouring people…

  2. June 2, 2009 at 9:44 am — Reply

    tetris the movie works, they tested the concept out on the radio.

  3. Kirby
    June 2, 2009 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Man, Hollywood’s really grasping for straws. Give it ten years then we get movies based on webcomics.

    Side note: Where is Waldo in this picture?

  4. hermit
    June 2, 2009 at 10:25 am — Reply

    it’s starting to feel like a joke.

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