Smurfs movie plot revealed

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  1. Gaastra

    Gaastra Well-Known Member

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    The smurfs movie is now filming and the plot has been revealed and it's---Fat albert, enchanted and the masters of the universe movie!

    Yup, the smurfs in new york. All those great stories from the comics and they rip-off fat albert?

    The Smurfs Begins Production in New York - ComingSoon.net


    For those who don't want to click the link--

    "Principal photography began Friday, March 26, in New York on Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs, it was announced today by Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, Hannah Minghella, president of Sony Pictures Animation and Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures.

    Audiences everywhere are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is set for release August 3, 2011.

    Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the "Smurfs" television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; "SNL's" Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.

    In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs' nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris's boss, a cosmetics executive.

    The film is directed by Raja Gosnell. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, based on the characters and works of Peyo. The producer is Jordan Kerner and Ezra Swerdlow, Ben Haber, and Paul Neesan are the executive producers.

    Commenting on the announcement, Minghella said, "We're thrilled with the way our cast has come together. Raja and Jordan and the entire team working on 'The Smurfs' have developed a film with tremendous heart and great comedy and now we have a dream cast to bring the movie to life."

    Adds producer Jordan Kerner, "What a wonderful journey this has been. The time is right for an adventure that will thrill fans and introduce the blue heroes to a new generation, and the technology is here to allow the three-apple-high Smurfs to appear in all their glory on the big screen and in 3D. Columbia Pictures has been magnificent at every turn in their commitment to get 'The Smurfs' to the screen. Our partners at Lafig, including Peyo's daughter Veronique Culliford, have been with us in the creation of the story and characters every step of the way. It's a real thrill to begin shooting and working with our compatriots at Sony Pictures Animation. Just wait – the blue invasion is coming!"

    Phil Meheux (Edge of Darkness) is the director of photography and the production designer is Bill Boes (Beverly Hills Chihuahua). Sabrina Plisco (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) is the film's editor, Maricel Pagulayan (Avatar) is the VFX Producer and Richard R. Hoover (Superman Returns) is the visual effects supervisor, with Sony Pictures Imageworks creating imagery and animation for the magical world of the Smurfs."
     
  2. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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  3. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Meh, not going to see it anyway. Smart move by the producers though.
     
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    The live action cast does nothing for me, but Azaria is not a bad choice for Gargamel. The voice actors though run the gambit of perfect to WTF were the producers thinking. Jonathan Winters is perfect and Anton Yelchin and Alan Cumming should do well, but who the hell is Gutsy Smurf (could they mean Hefty?).I could see Fred Armisen as Brainy, but why oh why did they pick Katy Perry and George Lopez as voices?!?! Also, I hope there are other Smurfs to be announced, as even though there were over 101 of them, there were a couple of other key Smurfs, like Jokey, Handy, Greedy, Vanity, etc, that should play a part in the movie.
     
  5. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    I was actually looking forward to this movie. But they had to ruin it by hiring Lopez. His name is enough for me to refuse to watch something.
     
  6. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    God, ENOUGH with George Lopez already.
     
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    I saw this movie before...it had a singing disney Princess whom was pushed down a well and popped up in NewYork and then she married Mcdreamy.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    UGH bad bad bad idea XD Smurfs belong in their own world not in ours! What the hell is next? Gummi Bears Bouncing down the Magnificent mile in Chicago?
     
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    That's too bad, but I expected it from the beginning.

    They could have done a cgi Smurfs movie, involving Johan and Peewit? No, of course not. They had to make it contemporary.
     
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    I didn't expect otherwise from the oiled recycling machine called Hollywood.
     
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    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Really Hollywood, WTF? And Katy Perry?! Again, WTF?

    *slaps hand on forehead*
     
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    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    This is pretty smurfed up if you ask me.
     
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    Pretty much what I was expecting to hear, the important question is why anyone else was expecting something different.


    Eh, you should just be happy that it's not Carlos Mencia.
     
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    Strangely enough I look foward to this.
     
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    If I was writing it (I know how Hollywood loves to tie the heroes/villians together), I'd have Gargamel have accidently created the smurfs using a spell & they escaped. He realizes that a super-rare element is a part of each Smurf (similar to 'eye of newt') & that gives him the reason to want to catch them so badly.. He creates Smurfette to try to catch them (similar to the cartoon ep) but she turns against him. Gargamel eventually captures a few & the rest have to rescue them before Gargemel can use them in a spell that would make him insanly powerful. I guess if I wanted to be alittle cliche, I would have Smurfette sacrifice herself to stop Gargamel. After winning, Papa SMurf has just enough magic ingredients left to bring her back to life.
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    and i thought "the squeakel" was bad...
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    me too, I love the Smurfs.:bowdown: 
     
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    Zeta Otaku Who ya gonna call? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Its has Neil Patrick Harris so I have to see it.

    Mai husbando
     
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    sorry all but think this is brilliant
     

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