Sony Animation has hired T.J. Fixman to write a new animated film adaptation of the classic comic strip character Popeye the Sailor Man.
Popeye was created in 1933 by cartoonist Elzie Segar, and has appeared across comics, animation, and even got a live action film, in 1980, with Robin Williams as the lead. He's also got a knack for selling spinach.
Fixman has another script in the works, Men Who Kill, at Fox. Michael B. Jordan is attache to star in the big action flick.
Popeye is being produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.