MGM Plans Live-Action ‘Where’s Waldo’ Adaptation

The studio will adapt the camouflaged children’s book character for family movie

Waldo is heading to MGM.

The studio announced Monday that it has secured feature rights to turn Waldo — from the hidden-in-plain-sight children's book series "Where's Waldo" — into a live-action family adventure.

There's no writer attached yet.

Martin Handford created and first published "Where's Waldo" in 1987, and the series' central character has since become one of the most recognized characters in the world.

"Where's Waldo" books have sold more than 55 million copies and are available in more than 38 countries. They've been translated into more than 30 languages.

Classic Media's character also has sold more than 4.6 million apps for iPhone and iPad.

The acquisition is a sign that MGM is revving up its production after emerging from bankruptcy about a year ago.

In addition to Waldo, Classic Media owns and manages brands including "Casper the Friendly Ghost," "Lassie" and "The Lone Ranger."