The Garbage Pail Kids franchise is set to be given a new lease of life, with former Disney bigwig Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company set to produce and finance another movie adaptation.
The Garbage Pail Kids initially featured on a set of Topps chewing gum cards back in the '80s. A host of grotesquely deformed cartoon children, they were usually given pun-tastic names based on their own specific afflictions.
Always an unlikely property for a movie adaptation, the cards were brought to life on the big screen in 1987 in The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. The film was notable for its casting of “little people” as the eponymous children, decking them out in terrifying prosthetics and generally scaring the life out of its shell-shocked audience.
Here’s the trailer for the original, just to give you an idea of what we’re talking about…
Now the whole shebang is getting a shiny new update, with the former advert director PES (yep, that’s what he goes by – eat your heart out McG) set to work from a script by Michael Vukadinovich.
How exactly this is going to work is anyone’s guess. The material was always a little questionable both on the cards and the big screen, and that was back in the ’80s. Imagine trying to pass a film about deformed kiddies off as a comedy in today’s society…
PES has worked heavily with stop-motion in the past, so perhaps that’s the approach he’ll take to this one. In any case, we surely won’t have adults dressed as children again… or will we?
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