Variety was reporting that Warner Bros. was developing a live action/CG feature film starring Marvin the Martian back in 2008.
Marvin was created by Chuck Jones and made his debut in a 1948 Looney Tunes cartoon Haredevil Hare along with his Martian dog, K-9 although he is unnamed in this film. The character earlier known as Commander X-2 was often set to blow up planet Earth, only to be foiled by Bugs Bunny.
Producer Steve Crystal developed the pitch as a Christmas story, with Marvin coming to Earth to destroy Christmas but being prevented from doing so when he’s trapped in a gift box.
This time Alex Zamm (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2) who has posted test footage from in-development Hong Kong Phooey live action movie also has posted footage from a more-promising, but shelved, Marvin the Martian hybrid movie on his Vimeo page.
The Marvin the Martian material is better, it’s essentially a short and a bit more ‘cartoony’ than most of the hybrids produced these days, but probably not enough people were demanding this feature version.
Check them both out below, courtesy of Bleeding Cool.
What are your reactions to the footage?