There’s a report from Pajiba.com that claims that a live-action Dilbert movie is in the works.
In 2007, Moviehole reported that Chris Columbus (Stepmom, Mrs. Doubtfire, the two weakest Harry Potter films) had snatched up the about-to-lapse film rights to Scott Adams’ Dilbert, possibly with an eye toward directing. That was the last that the project was ever mentioned, and that page is now missing from Moviehole’s archives.
I don’t know what happened to the Chris Columbus project, but the Hollywood Cog is reporting that Phoenix Entertainment, the production company behind Shutter Island, the Robocop remake, and Zodiac is now developing a live-action feature film based on Dilbert along with Intrigue Entertainment.
When the idea was put out there in 2007, the few people who reported it suggested that a live-action Dilbert might compare unfavorably to Office Space or “The Office.”
And, as if to make that an even more likely reality, Phoenix Entertainment has brought Ken Kwapis aboard to direct. Kwapis has directed multiple episodes of “The Office,” in addition to She’s Just Not That Into You, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and the execrable License to Wed. He’s also directing the upcoming Everyone Loves Whales with John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore.