With the success of Ted, teddy bears are sooo hot right now. Teddy bears are going to be to 2013 what 3D was to 2012. Studios everywhere are buying talking teddy bear scripts left and right. In fact, a few don’t even care whether there’s a script or not, just that there’s a really kick ass picture to base a potential movie off of. Hence, why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now attached to produce and possibly star in a film based off an illustration done by Greek software engineer turned fantasy artist, Alex Panagopoulos.
It features a little girl asleep in bed while a small brown teddy bear — brandishing a laughably small wooden sword and shield — holds an enormous, fanged monster at bay. And in the fashion of a motivational poster, a caption reads “Teddy Bears: Protecting innocent children from monsters under the bed since 1902.” (The teddy bear was invented in 1902 by Morris Michtom, who was inspired by a political cartoon featuring President Theodore Roosevelt and a bear he refused to shoot.) THR
Way to poke holes in Panagopoulos’ caption. I’m sure he appreciates your correction, Poindexter. But a movie like Ted with a much different tone? I’m not sure Hollywood is ready to take chances like that. They probably want to stick as close to the Ted formula as possible. Like, instead of a sword and shield, the teddy bear will fend off monsters with just his farts, or rather, fahts.