Those kids that we all know and love are being brought into the 21st Century via Craig Schulz and Paul Feig, as Peanuts will be presented to fans in CGI form.
A new teaser trailer was released yesterday (3/18) for the upcoming Peanuts movie, which gives us our first look at the beloved blockhead and his canine companion.
While the update may be a bit jarring to longtime fans of the iconic Charles Schulz comic, the late cartoonist’s son Craig Schulz, who also serves as a producer on the project, believes that he is “way more protective than my father would have been.” Showcasing an authenticity to the canon and a respect to Charles Schulz’s work and legacy, the original source material appears to remain intact.
Watch the clip for yourself below:
“Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking,” said Paul Feig. Aside from the occasional re-airing of the classic TV specials, the last time Charlie Brown and the gang got the big, blockbuster feature treatment was 35 years ago with 1980’s Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!).
That finalized a four-movie Peanuts run that started with 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown and continued with 1972’s Snoopy, Come Home and 1977’s Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown.
Peanuts will be directed by Steve Martino, who helmed Ice Age: Continental Drift, and is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 6, 2015. That date marks the 65th anniversary of the comic strip’s debut.