Where’s…. the original ideas!?

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have acquired the rights to the top-selling children’s books “Where’s Waldo?” with plans afoot to craft a live-action flick out of its pages.

Warners were apparently interested in the property too – but money talked, and Jeff Robinov walked.

Written and illustrated by Martin Handford, the “Waldo” books have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. The books contain complex, full-page illustrations of large crowd scenes in which the main character is somewhere hidden, dressed in a red-and-white shirt, a hat, glasses and a walking stick.

There’s more at Variety