Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 3rd, 2011
Next summer, for the around-12-year-old female movie-going crowd, a new Bigfoot film will hit the theaters.
What “around-12-year-old female movie-going crowd,” you ask?
Well, apparently those who read Judy Moody books, I guess.
Third-grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life, notes the tagline.
Set to hit theaters on June 10, 2011, the movie is entitled Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer.
The movie stars Jordana Beatty of Superman Returns as Judy and Parris Mosteller as Judy’s little brother Stink, who join forces to search for Bigfoot.
The quest is made more complex during the summer because Heather Graham (The Hangover, Boogie Nights), in the character of Aunt Opal, comes to visit and hangs around.
The movie’s Beatty and Graham have some fun. Photo: Suzanne Tenner, Relativity Media.
The film’s director is John Schultz (Aliens in the Attic, Like Mike).
The screenplay, written by co-writer Kathy Waugh (Peep and the Big Wide World) and Megan McDonald, is based on the characters in McDonald’s popular kiddie book series, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds and published by Candlewick Press.
There are nine adventures in the bestselling series, in excess of 13 million copies in print worldwide, and available in over 22 different languages. Encouraged by the film’s script McDonald has even written a novel which will be published May 24, 2011.
Let us hope that the Bigfoot is better looking that the tiny one used in Little Bigfoot (below), released in 2006.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.