Simon Cowell Behind New Betty Boop Movie [PHOTO]
Betty Boop is set to star on the big screen for the first time in 75 years, thanks to ‘X Factor’ producer Simon Cowell.
According to Variety, the film division of the media mogul’s Syco Entertainment is partnering up with Animal Logic Entertainment, the masterminds behind the animation for ‘The Lego Movie,’ to create the first feature-length movie for the famous cartoon character. Fleischer Studios, owner of the Betty Boop franchise, is on board to create what Variety called a “music-driven hybrid animation comedy.”
Betty Boop’s last movie was in 1939, though she’s made several onscreen cameos since then, with her last in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ in 1988.
“Betty is an icon, and one of the biggest stars in the world — I’m thrilled to be working with her,” Cowell said of his new project.
He also turned to Twitter to drop the “d” word, which the curly-haired cartoon character didn’t seem to be too happy about!
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 14, 2014
No writer, director or projected release date for the film has been announced just yet.