The Smurfs Will be Coming at You in 3D

ON has received word that Columbia Pictures’ CG/live-action hybrid film based on “The Smurfs” will hit theaters in 3D. Smurfs 3D is scheduled for a December 17, 2010 release.

The film will be based on the characters created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford, known throughout the world as Peyo. “The Smurfs” were created for a Belgian series of comic books, first as minor characters. The villagers, known for their blue skin and small statures, spawned a line of statuettes, games, toys, theme parks and a hit TV series.

The Colin Brady-directed film was written by David Stem and David Weiss.