After furrowing its brow and holding the book right up to its nose, MGM has found a pair of guys who might be willing to turn Where’s Waldo? into a movie. This comes from Deadline, which says Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are in talks to become producers on the film, with Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, “proteges of Rogen and Goldberg,” set to write it. Deadline doesn’t elaborate on how exactly someone is supposed to turn Where’s Waldo? into a movie, but when this project last surfaced in 2011, it was pitched as some kind of “worldwide adventure.”
Of course, Where’s Waldo? is a hugely beloved property, so the safest way to do this movie is to make it a straight adaptation of the source material. Whoever ends up directing it should just plant a camera overlooking a huge crowd, with some actor (maybe Rogen himself) walking around in a striped sweater. Once you see him, you get to leave the theater. That’s the whole movie.