Paul Feig, who knows a thing or two about mopey kids, will produce an upcoming animated Peanuts film. The film will be directed by Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!'s Steve Martino and written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano, who was sort of the Eli Cash of the Schulz household.
For those who don't know, Peanuts is a comic strip about a bald kid whose life sucks. He hangs out with a large group of goofballs. One kid won't go anywhere without his blanket. One kid might be a sociopath. A couple of them are lesbians. One is homeless. And then there's a great piano prodigy. He also hangs out with a dog. Meanwhile, the dog hangs out with a group of birds. The whole thing takes place on a planet where you lose all ability to verbally communicate upon hitting puberty.
Peanuts seems way too heady and morose to suffer the kind of zany nonsense beloved cartoon remakes have been full of lately, so don't expect a Coolio cameo. Feig's involvement also seems to point to a slightly better than average version of this sort of thing. They hope to have it out by November 2015. If cinema survies the summer, that is.