Sony Pictures Animation has plans to bring the short-lived television series Manimal to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the studio has secured the rights to the property and is developing it as a CGI/live-action hybrid feature.
The 1983 NBC series was created by Glen A. Larson and Donald R. Boyle and followed Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), a man with the ability to transform himself into any animal in the world, using his powers to fight for justice.
Although the series lasted only eight episodes, MacCorkindale reprised the character 15 years later in an episode of the Larson-created “Night Man,” in turn based on the Malibu Comics series.
No talent is currently attached to the big-screen Manimal, but check back for details as soon as they become available.