The Smurfs was a planned adaptation that was announced in 2006 and was going to be made by Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures. The original draft was described as an epic-comedic fantasy, like The Lord of the Rings meets The Princess Bride.
Why It Was Cancelled
- Sony bought the rights of The Smurfs, making it into the 2011 film of the same name.
- Sony released a film based on the show in 2011 and released a sequel in 2013, as well as a reboot in 2017.