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Bob’s Burgers Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux Tapped to Write Comic Book Movie Adaptation

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Well don’t look too excited, guys.

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux have been tapped to write the script to a Hot Stuff movie.

Hot Stuff is based on the classic comic character Hot Stuff the Little Devil published by Harvey Comics starting in 1957. He was part of Harvey’s lineup that included Casper the Friendly Ghost and Wendy the Good Little Witch. (Harvey was also behind Richie Rich.)

DWA acquired him in 2011 when it bought Classic Media, the modern-day owner of the Harvey properties.

Following the pattern of Harvey Comics stories, Hot Stuff was a young devil who loves to cause trouble, but also enjoys annoying other devils by performing good deeds. There are no plot details at the moment, but THR’s sources say the project will be a CGI/Live Action hybrid a la The Smurfs, a first for Dreamworks Pictures.

Bob’s Burgers is a great show in general, but it would be doing the program a disservice to not mention how fantastic and unique its core female characters are in sitcom television, particularly Tina Belcher (who is not old enough to have earned a spot on our list of Characters Genderswapped in Production, but totally deserves one). It’s great that the Molyneux sisters are getting recognition for the success of the show.

Hot Stuff the Little Devil might not be a comics property that folks are screaming for, exactly, but if it’s got the folks behind Bob’s Burgers behind it, I’m interested in seeing how things pan out.

(via The Hollywood Reporter.)

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