Paramount gets on board David Bower to direct ‘Rugrats’ live-action film

Rugrats live-action film with CGI characters has finally named its director, by bringing on board film veteran David Bowers. Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo will be the latest charges for the director, whose animation credits include Astro Boy and Flushed Away, as well as the second, third and fourth Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies.

The latest Rugrats film will be the fourth movie release in the franchise. There was a spinoff series of the show, All Grown Up!, with the babies as adults. But, the new reboot will go back to the babies doing what they do best—crawling in a playpen, playing with toys and finding adventure wherever they can.

Rugrats is produced by Csupo along with Brian Robbins and Karen Rosenfelt. The script is written by David A. Goodman (The Orville, Family Guy).

Part of Viacom, Paramount’s upcoming slate includes other Nick brand adaptations such as this year’s live-action Dora and the Lost City of Gold based on Dora the Explorer, and The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge (2020), as well as feature outings for Sonic the Hedgehog and Clifford the Big Red Dog (2020).

Rugrats live-action is set to be released on 13 November 2020.