Raja Gosnell has been hired to direct the 3-D Smurfs movie.
The Scooby-Doo director will helm the big screen version of cartoonist Peyo’s famed blue characters. Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web) is producing the live-action/animation hybrid, with Shrek 3 pair David Stem and David N. Weiss writing the script alongside Audrey Wells.
“With Raja coming aboard, we now have a brilliant director who has proven time and again that he has a deft touch in blending the worlds of physical comedy and honest emotion with both live action and photo real animated characters,” said Kerner.
“Our three-apple-high heroes are in good hands, and we feel absolutely, positively Smurfy to be working with him.”