Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Producing Remake of ‘Manimal’

The 1980s TV show featured a man who helped solve crimes by morphing into animals

Jimmy Miller’s Mosaic and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay‘s Gary Sanchez Productions have partnered to produce a remake of 1980s short-lived crime series “Manimal,” McKay revealed on Tuesday.

The original series starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man who had the ability to transform into any animal, and used his ability to help police solve crimes. The new film, from Sony Pictures Animation, will unsurprisingly have comedic elements in addition to action, and will feature heavy special effects as well as animated elements.

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Miller, Ferrell and McKay previously teamed up to produce “The Other Guys,” “Step Brothers” and “Talladega Nights.” The producers will now search for a director for “Manimal.”