New Line/Warner Bros. is developing a big screen version of “Speedy Gonzales,” to be voiced by George Lopez.
Garfield writers Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen will adapt the classic animated Looney Tunes character into a live-action/CG hybrid feature. The movie will reportedly take place in present day.
Lopez, Anne Lopez and Lynette Ramirez are producing for George Lopez Presents, along with Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub, Tracy Ryerson and Jill Arthur.
Known as “The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico,” there have been 46 cartoons made either starring or featuring the character.
“Speedy’s going to be a misunderstood boy who comes from a family that works in a very meticulous setting, and he’s a little too fast for what they do,” said Anne Lopez. “He makes a mess of that. So he has to go out in the world to find what he’s good at.”
That path becomes clearer once Speedy befriends a gun-shy race-car driver.