Alex Zamm Directing Marvin The Martian

According to the L.A. Times, director Alex Zamm has signed on to helm Marvin the Martian, the big screen feature film based around the Bugs Bunny nemesis introduced in the 1948 cartoon short “Haredevil Hare.”

Paul Kaplan and Mark Tosgrove have also been signed to write the screenplay for the movie based around the premise that Marvin plans to destroy earth on Christmas Day but ends up being wrapped up as a Christmas present instead.

Marvin will be CG but surrounded by live actors similar to Alvin and the Chipmunks, Stuart Little and Garfield.

Marvin the Martian is on the release schedule for October 7, 2011, but one would expect this will move back a month or two to take advantage of the movie’s holiday themes.