April 6, 2018
, which will be released worldwide on March 31, 2017.
will be a standalone entry in the Columbia Pictures movie franchise, which has grossed more than $900 million globally from previous films
The new, fully computer-animated feature film will be done in a style reminiscent of creator Peyo Culliford's original artwork and will star platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Emmy-nominated comic actor Rainn Wilson ("The Office,"
Monsters vs. Aliens
) as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin (
The Princess Bride
, "Homeland") as Papa Smurf. Kelly Asbury (
Gnomeo & Juliet
) will direct.
finds Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures' originsare brought to light including whether Smurfs come in any other colors and why are there 99 boys and only one girl.
"We have gathered a group of filmmakers and artists who have grown up with these loveable characters, and
will be imbued with the same spirit of adventure that first made all of us lifelong fans of these little blue guys ... and girl," says Kristine Belson, president, Sony Pictures Animation.
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