'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,' The Movie
Opening the Chewandswallow Digest this morning, we learned of spaghetti storms in our stars—but not until 2010. Ron and Judi Barrett's classic children's story Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will become a 3-D IMAX film by Sony Pictures Animation, starring Andy Samberg and Anna Faris. Beyond pasta, the town of Chewandswallow will also be deluged by Gorgonzola snow flurries, toast hurricanes, and pea-soup fog.
Since an illustrated 30 pages can only lend so much film fodder, the plot invents a scientist who instigates the edible meteorology in hopes of ending world hunger. (If you remember, the book begins with Grandpa accidentally whacking his grandson with a pancake while flipping one for breakfast, then explains how normal this is in Chewandswallow.) Similar to Twister and Backdraft, the film will have a Mother Nature–gone-wrong twist.
Now, if only we could squeeze our childhood beds into the theaters for ultimate viewing pleasure.