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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to transform the 1980s cult TV show "Manimal" into a big-screen action-comedy. According to a Deadline report, Ferrell and McKay have been enlisted by Sony Pictures Animation to produce its hybrid live-action/animated movie based on the short-lived series about a handsome doctor who has the ability to morph into any animal he chooses and who uses his powers to fight crime. Released by NBC in 1983, "Manimal" was immediately skewered for its cheesy effects and campy vibe — and the fact that the good doctor rarely turned into anything other than a panther or hawk. It was canceled after just eight episodes. Somehow, though, the...

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