Children of the 80s have reason to rejoice!
The popular and grotesque Garbage Pail Kids, an oddly amusing set of characters featured on trading cards that I’ll proudly admit to collecting as a youngster, are heading back to the big screen.
Yahoo reports that Michael Eisner’s The Tornade Company is now hard at work on a reboot of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.
According to Yahoo, Eisener has hired director PES (whose stop motion short, Western Spaghetti won a number of accolades) to shoot based off a script by Michael Vukadiovich, who recently made the Black List.
While little is known about the the plot of film – or whether it will be animated or live-action – at this time, searches on Yahoo! are already on the rise.
Earlier this week, online lookups for “garbage pail kids” jumped 32% and related searches for “garbage pail kids movie” surged 157%. They may be gross, but people can’t look away.
As for the story behind the gruesome gang of kids, they were originally created by legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman (“Maus”) to parody the Cabbage Patch Kids doll.
Produced into trading cards by Topps Company in the 80s, each Garbage Pail Kid character possessed some comical abnormality and/or was shown (on the card) suffering some terrible fate. Each Garbage Pail Kid was also given a word play-rich character name, such as Glandular Angela, Sidney Kidney or Half-Nelson.
Watch the trailer for the original “The Garbage Pail Kids Movie,” below:
Did you collect Garbage Pail Kids cards as a child? Would you be up for watching a movie based on the one-time wildly popular characters – even if it’s just for the sake of nostalgia?