The son of the late Roberto Gómez Bolaños (aka Chespirito) has announced that a film based on “El Chapulín Colorado,” one of his dad’s most famous characters, is being developed.
Two weeks ago, in an interview at panel with Notimex in Querétaro, Mexico, Roberto Gómez Fernández, the son of Roberto Gómez Bolaños, said that after the release of an animated version of “El Chapulín Colorado,” the next progression is definitely a feature film.
Gómez Fernández said the movie will be based on an idea that his own father had years ago.
It has something to do with some notes my father made about a possible Chapulín movie in the ‘80s, but it wasn’t made because there wasn’t a budget for it,” he said, according to People En Español.
Gómez Fernández also pledged to make a legit feature film that would be “100% Mexican.” However, it won’t be completed for three years!
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People En español reports that the film will be in 3D and be filmed at the Metacube studios in Guadalajara, México.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with El Chapulín Colorado, here’s a brief explainer about this iconic character.
Created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños in the early ’70s, the character’s name literally means “red grasshopper.” But he’s not an insect — he’s a clumsy superhero who believes he’s much stronger, faster and smarter than he actually is.
Although El Chapulín was one of the many characters featured on the show “Chespirito,” the red grasshopper also starred in a show of his own.
“El Chapulín Colorado” aired for eight seasons and El Chapulín went on to become a beloved icon, not just in Mexico, but throughout Latin America.
His quirky sensibility and hilarious antics made El Chapulín so special.
Decades after the end of the show, and even the passing of Bolaños, El Chapulín Colorado continues to be loved by a new generation of fans.