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Smurf movie to be set in New York City

USA Today has an exclusive look at the live-action and 3D Smurfs movie. The movie plot is described as:

During the opening scene, set in that original time, Gargamel discovers the Smurfs’ magical village and scatters them into the woods. “Unfortunately, Clumsy goes the wrong way into a forbidden grotto where a few other Smurfs follow,” says director Raja Gosnell (Scooby-Doo). “Because it’s a blue moon, there’s a magical portal that transports them to Central Park.”

Returning home is more complicated as Gargamel pursues them. The trio pictured ? along with Smurfette, Brainy and a new character, the brave-to-a-fault Gutsy ? take refuge with a husband and wife (Neil Patrick Harris and Glee’s Jayma Mays).

Here is the promotional teaser trailer:

Community Comments

#1 Beth Cravens
June/17/2010
@ 10:14 am

oh sweet lord help us

#2 Karsten Schley
June/17/2010
@ 11:00 am

Peyo who created the Smurfs is dead and now some greedy folks are going to disparage these classic European comic strip characters. Why not doing a Spirou movie in 3D with Paris Hilton?

#3 Stacy Curtis
June/17/2010
@ 11:29 am

I can’t smurfing wait!

#4 Duane Brewster
June/17/2010
@ 11:44 am

NOOOoooooooooooooooo……..!

nononononono

umm, is Smurfette going to be in a shower scene?

#5 Oliver Knörzer
June/17/2010
@ 12:05 pm

I see a 2.x IMDB rating coming. UGH!

@ Karsten Schley: Don’t give them ideas!!!

#6 Dave Stephens
June/17/2010
@ 1:06 pm

Gutsy Smurf…. Ugh.

Well, I wonder how inbred they must be, 30 male Smurfs and only one Female…. Or maybe they fixed that with Slutty Smurfette, So-Big-They-Must-be-Implants Smurfette, Sleeps-around-a-lot Smurfette or Gets-an-STD Smurfette… in 3D!

#7 dave nelson
June/17/2010
@ 1:38 pm

My advance review:
“Well, that movie blue”

#8 Ben McCormick
June/17/2010
@ 4:27 pm

This movie is smurf’d before it even hits the smurfing screen.

#9 Matt Forcum
June/17/2010
@ 4:46 pm

Executive A: “Well, we got the smurf license! So now the only thing to do is figure out how best to screw it up.”

Executive B: “I know! Let’s take that fun and interesting environment that everyone knows, and throw it out the window!”

Executive A: “Sounds great! But we need a setting for the film that is completely played out at this point…”

Executives A and B in unison: “hmm…”

#10 John Lotshaw
June/17/2010
@ 4:50 pm

Didn’t James Cameron already release this movie earlier this year?

#11 Hagen Cartoons
June/17/2010
@ 7:29 pm

Actually, the smurfs (Schtroumph in French) were first introduced by Peyo in a “Johan and Pirlouit” album. Then, he spinned off the smurfs to have their own albums. The early ones are great.

There have been numerous animated cartoons of the Smurfs, but frankly, they are pretty bad compared to the original “Bande Dessinees”…

Johan and Pirlouit was great (at least the ones made by Peyo himself), check them out…

#12 Garey Mckee
June/17/2010
@ 8:48 pm

You know when Jokey Smurf gives you a present and you open it and it explodes in your face? That’s what this movie premise is.

#13 Ed Power
June/17/2010
@ 11:19 pm

I don’t know if it’s going to be any good, but I’ll admit…I love The Smurfs. I mention them in my comic a few times a year. I dunno….they are just funny to me. :)

#14 Gar Molloy
June/18/2010
@ 1:57 am

Can’t watch the trailer in work (especially if there are giant blue boobs. Well… proportionally giant), but I like Neil Patrick Harris so I’ll probably end up going to see this.

I don’t know why there has to be a real-world setting though, and the Earth=New York thing that’s pretty common in movies has always kind of bugged me.

#15 Rob Tracy
June/18/2010
@ 7:40 am

I… I.. I don’t want to get Smurfed.

#16 Gar Molloy
June/18/2010
@ 8:26 am

Too smurfing late, smurfhole. That smurf is gonna smurf your smurf right in the smurf!

#17 Clayton Bigsby
June/20/2010
@ 7:33 am

Excuse me as I smurf up my breakfast!

#18 Darrin Bell
June/20/2010
@ 4:25 pm

I’m not a purist, I don’t care if it’s set in the middle ages or in modern times. If I wanted to see a straight adaptation… why? I could just watch the cartoons on YouTube.

I may be the only one, but… I’d be more excited if it were a biting political satire set in Mexico City, or Moscow… or war-torn Baghdad.

#19 Gar Molloy
June/21/2010
@ 2:43 am

…now to digitally insert Smurfs into every single scene of Red Dawn…

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