A little more than a month ago, I wrote about Seth MacFarlane’s film debut, (now known as Teddy Bear), starring himself and Mark Wahlberg. While the details were slim, the basic story revolved around Wahlberg and his best friend, a living teddy bear.
In an interview with MTV Movies Blog, Wahlberg dished some more deets on MacFarlane’s directorial debut: “But it’s about this kid who gets a bear for Christmas. And, you know, it’s the ’70s — it’s one of those Teddy Ruxpin-ish teddy bears where you squeeze it and it says, ‘I love you!’ The kid wishes and dreams that the bear would come alive — and a Christmas wish must be granted — and it does [come alive].
“…Seth MacFarlane’s voicing the bear — the bear is gonna look like a little teddy bear, but it’s motion-capture. It’s like Avatar. It’s never been done before. It’s insane — I mean, what the bear does…. The bear becomes famous, and that’s my ticket to getting things and living a life of privilege.”
As details begin to emerge, my interest begins to rise. I’m a fan of MacFarlane so long as he’s not adapting Star Wars or Stephen King novels. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this one.[via MTV Movies Blog]